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Cambodian workers in limbo as Qatar drags heels on safety standards

The Cambodian government is working on an agreement with the Qatari government that would allow Cambodians to join the thousands of migrant workers helping to build the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup. As a safety measure, the Cambodian government has requested that Qatar guarantee ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14391/cambodian-workers-in-limbo-as-qatar-drags-heels-on-safety-standards/

Help Cambodia's garment workers, unions urge Business Secretary

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, must force British clothing companies to investigate whether garments sourced from Cambodia are made at factories with fair labour practices, the unions have warned. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trade Union Congress, has written to Mr Cable warning that ...

Mark Leftly
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/help-cambodias-garment-workers-unions-urge-business-secretary-9644675.html

Union leader ready to pay bulk of bail

Independent union leader Ath Thorn said Sunday he had collected enough money from supporters to pay most of his $25,000 bail to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, and would deliver it to the court Monday. The court has charged Mr. Thorn, president of the Coalition of ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/union-leader-ready-to-pay-bulk-of-bail-58474/

Maids to rally for rights

Half a year after the first Cambodian domestic workers network formed, Cambodian activists for maids’ rights are turning to workers in other sectors and international organisations for solidarity and support. Long lacking organised representation, Cambodian domestic workers this Wednesday will join workers in other industries in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013042965296/National/maids-to-rally-for-rights.html

Re-charge Bandith: unionists

Unionists yesterday said they would urge international organisations and buyers to pressure the government to re-charge and arrest the former Bavet town governor accused of shooting three garment workers and to release two men imprisoned for the murder of unionist Chea Vichea. In December, charges ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011560784/National/re-charge-bandith-unionists.html

ILO slams kingdom on union record

Adding to a growing list of foreign groups to censure the Cambodian government in the lead-up to the ASEAN Summit, the International Labour Organization yesterday ranked Cambodia among the biggest violators of the right to freedom of association. The Cambodia section of the report, which collated ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012111659777/National-news/ilo-slams-kingdom-on-union-record.html

Caution: Children at work

Labour legislation in Cambodia is so weak and so often ignored that half the Kingdom’s children between the ages of seven and 14 participate in the workforce, the world’s largest federation of unions has told the World Trade Organisation General Council in Geneva. Children, women and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011110252486/National-news/caution-children-at-work.html

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