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Migrants still lacking access to justice: ILO

Cambodians who leave the country for work overseas still often lack effective access to the country’s justice system when they have problems with recruitment agencies, despite some recent improvements, a new report from the International Labour Organization says.​ ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrants-still-lacking-access-justice-ilo

CAMFEBA launches an ASEAN guidebook

The Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA) yesterday launched an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) guidebook aimed at providing employers with practical recommendations to help businesses better understand the dynamic regional changes of integration. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/camfeba-launches-asean-guidebook

Cambodia's career fair attracts thousands of job hunters

The fourth edition of Cambodian career fair kicked off here on Tuesday, drawing attention from thousands of university students and graduates on the first day. Carmela Torres, senior specialist on skills and employability at the International Labour Organization, said the event is very important for ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-10/21/c_133732198.htm

Wages do not compute: ILO

NGOs say the Ministry of Labour’s use of its own method for determining the garment industry’s minimum wage is risking a repeat of the tensions that exploded in violent protests in January, when authorities killed at least five people. More than six months after the Labour ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wages-do-not-compute-ilo

Two’s company at CSX

It may not have all the glitter, adrenaline or the iconic tolling bell of Wall Street, but today, the usually deserted Cambodian Stock Exchange (CSX) will be a hive of activity. After first hinting at an initial public offering more than two years ago, garment manufacturer ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/two%E2%80%99s-company-csx

Domestic worker day to see maids rally for rights

About 100 domestic workers planned to gather today in front of the Ministry of Labour to mark International Domestic Workers Day by calling on the government to do more to ensure their rights. Vun Samphors, president of the Cambodian Domestic Workers Network (CDWN), told the Postthat participants ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/domestic-worker-day-see-maids-rally-rights

Confidence for plan low

Union officials and the garment sector’s factory association said yesterday they supported a new program meant to enhance relations between employers and employees, but remained sceptical of how effective it would be. In a ceremony yesterday, the Ministry of Labour inaugurated the program, which entails training ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/confidence-plan-low

Gov’t to meet unions for salary talks

Union members of the Ministry of Labour’s Labour Advisory Committee (LAC) will meet on Monday for a garment industry wage discussion focusing on ideas raised at a workshop in April. The invitation from Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng was sent to the seven LAC unions on ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gov%E2%80%99t-meet-unions-salary-talks

ILO attacks trade union law

An International Labour Organization official yesterday called the draft of a Ministry of Labour trade union law “a step backwards” during the opening of a two-day workshop meant to hear concerns of both labour unions and employers. In a speech to worker representatives, members of the ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ilo-attacks-trade-union-law

Wage-setting meet up in air

Exactly who will participate in a workshop to set the minimum wage in the garment sector with the Ministry of Labour this week remained unclear yesterday, with some key figures saying they had not yet been invited. During the workshop, to be held on Thursday and ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wage-setting-meet-air

Costs don’t top brands’ concerns

In their latest bid for a $160 minimum monthly wage for the garment industry, independent unions will lead a “stay at home” strike late next week. While the chances of that figure being approved anytime soon seem slight – the government has only just announced a ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/costs-don%E2%80%99t-top-brands%E2%80%99-concerns

Factory flaws go live

Unionists and labour rights officials are applauding a website scheduled to go live today that will hold to account garment factories that flout Cambodia’s labour law. The site, created and maintained by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) program, will publicly name factories ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factory-flaws-go-live

Businesses need help fighting corruption: CAMFEBA

Corruption is weighing on businesses, and the avenues to address it are limited, according to Cambodia’s leading employer association. At a joint conference with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Cambodian Federation of Employers (CAMFEBA) in Phnom Penh yesterday, the employer representative called on the ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/businesses-need-help-fighting-corruption-camfeba

ILO convention still debated

The government has no intention of withdrawing its signature from the International Labour Organization’s freedom of association convention, despite calls for it to reconsider its position, a Ministry of Labour spokesman said yesterday. “I don’t think we will withdraw. The prime minister [Hun Sen] has already ...

Shane Worrell
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ilo-convention-still-debated

Unions, opposition ‘hindering wage talks’

Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng and ministry spokesman Heng Sour yesterday accused unions and the opposition of derailing the government’s efforts at minimum wage reform by striking and stirring up violence for their own political gain. “The government has set up a committee to study the ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unions-opposition-%E2%80%98hindering-wage-talks%E2%80%99

‘Workplace inequality pervasive’

Discussions about salaries on the factory floor led worker Channa, 22, to begin feeling jealous of her male counterparts. She learned, through talking with a number of co-workers, that the men working around her were doing the same amount of work as she was, but being ...

Shane Worrell and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/%E2%80%98workplace-inequality-pervasive%E2%80%99

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