The majority of construction workers are still not registered for government benefits
On a Friday afternoon, Him Bunchhay wore no safety equipment as he laid bricks on the second floor of a residential building site in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district. ...
Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth
NagaWorld dispute drags on with 25th meeting
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training remains unable to find a solution to the labour dispute between NagaWorld and its dismissed employees, while civil society organisations call on the ministry to end its role as mediator and for the use of existing legal mechanisms ...
Workshop tackles labour rows
Ensuring harmony in industrial relations is a priority set out in the Strategic Plan for Employment Development and Vocational Training 2019-2023 to contribute to the successful implementation of the government’s Rectangular Strategy Phase IV. ...
2027 extension for ‘Better Factories’ inspection regime
The government and the US-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) have agreed to continue their cooperation and renew their MOU that will extend the “Better Factories Cambodia” (BFC) 2023-2027 programme. ...
Garment, travel goods exports will stay strong, says minister
Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak on Thursday expressed his optimism that garment, textile, footwear and travel goods exports will continue to enjoy strong growth over the next few years. He cited better working conditions and labour compliance as the main drivers of the Kingdom’s industrial ...
Women face gender-based violence at work
Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng said the government is committed to eliminating violence in the workplace. Civil society, he said, supported the government’s action but wanted a specific mechanism introduced to help support female victims of such violence. ...
Negotiations to continue for next year’s minimum wage
Negotiations for next year’s minimum wage will continue this week as the parties work to reach an agreement that will impact about 800,000 workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Thursday. ...
ILO: Cambodia’s footwear sector ripe for investment
Cambodia’s footwear sector will provide more opportunities for investment and production than the garment sector due to significant growth over the last five years, said an International Labour Organisation (ILO) research bulletin on Cambodia’s garment, textile, and footwear (GTF) industry. The bulletin said the footwear ...
Illegal building sites to have power cut
The government is to act against illegal construction sites nationwide by cutting off their electricity and water and halting the supply of materials. The measures come as the latest move against unlicensed projects after 28 people were killed and 26 injured following the collapse on ...
PM: Workers must train for Industry 4.0
Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the Kingdom’s workforce to seek more technical training and strengthen their skills if they are to avoid job losses resulting from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Hun Sen said the fourth industrial revolution is like a double-edged sword that will ...
Some 30K child workers saved
A senior official of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Wednesday that around 30,000 Cambodian children had been rescued from the most serious forms of hard labour in the Kingdom over the past five years. A further 180,000 had been prevented from ...
Labour Ministry to introduce ICT in its vocational training initiatives
The Ministry of Labour on Friday said it plans to introduce information technological skills in its vocational training initiatives in order to prepare the Kingdom’s workforce in the face of growing automation in the labour market. During a United Nations meeting on the future of ...
Government, ILO cooperation hailed
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday highlighted the joint accomplishments of the Cambodian government and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in helping to bring 1.5 million of the Kingdom’s workers into the formal labour market. The ILO was established in Paris on October 29, 1919, ...
Final day for EU to get EBA withdrawal views
Today (Tuesday) marks the final day for the EU Commission for Trade to receive the opinions of the EU bloc’s 28 member-states before deciding whether to suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) tariff preferences for Cambodia. However a unanimous decision will be required to withdraw ...
MoL and ILO vow improved migrant workers support
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) jointly published a labour migration policy on Tuesday that is intended to improve conditions for Cambodia’s migrant workers abroad. ...
Improving construction sector safety
Labour Ministry officials met with members of Japan’s parliament and the International Labour Organisation to discuss a project aimed at improving safety standards in the construction sector on Thursday. ...
Report shows little sign of improvement at factories
A Better Factories Cambodia report shows little improvement in the continued use of short-term contracts and safety and health conditions for workers at surveyed factories, with total compliance of all exporting factories still stuck at less than 50 percent. The International Labour Organisation’s compliance program conducts ...
Yon Sineat and Ananth Baliga
Working conditions improving in garment factories: ILO
A report released Tuesday by Better Factories Cambodia (BFC), a programme of the International Labour Organisation, found that compliance in the garment industry with working conditions regulations has improved substantially in the last four year. ...
Garment factories to buy into automation
Investors in Cambodia’s garment industry are increasingly purchasing modern equipment as they look to produce higher value-added products to compete in the international market and counter rising labour costs, an industry insider said yesterday. ...
Robot factories could threaten jobs of millions of garment workers
The jobs of nearly 90% of garment and footwear workers in Cambodia and Vietnam are at risk from automated assembly lines – or “sewbots” – according to a new report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). ...