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Maid agreement looms

Under an agreement with Malaysia, Cambodian migrant workers will be allowed to hold on to their passports and copies of their contracts but will be banned from any “political activities”, according to a draft version of the document obtained by the Post. The memorandum of understanding ...

Alice Cuddy
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/maid-agreement-looms

Thailand and Cambodia step up to address migrant worker problem

Thailand’s Director-General of Department of Employment Sumet Mahosot and Cambodian Director-General of the Labor Department Seng Sakada today briefed the press about the controversial migrant worker issue. The discussion comprised 4 topics. First, there is the requirement of proof of nationality, so Cambodia will arrange for ...

Thailand National News Bureau News Staff
http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNPOL5708180010011

Delegation to investigate maid trade in Singapore

Seng Sakada, director-general of the Labor Ministry’s labor department, will lead a delegation to Singapore on Saturday to study the ministry’s pilot program to send domestic workers to the city-state, a recruitment agency director confirmed Wednesday. The team will investigate the success of the program, which ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/delegation-to-investigate-maid-trade-in-singapore-64816/

Thousands of Workers Protest For Increase of Minimum Wage

More than 5,000 workers from across seven factories in Svay Rieng province protested yesterday, demanding a doubling of the current minimum wage, a provincial labor official said yesterday. The country’s minimum wage sits at $61, and is supplemented by a $5 health benefit and a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Another mass fainting, but H&M 'not to blame'

The second mass fainting in a month at Kampong Chhnang’s M&V garment factory, a supplier for global retailer H&M, saw 23 women taken to hospital yesterday, bringing the total number of affected workers in August to 67. Noun Sam Ol, president of the Free Trade Union ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358238/National-news/another-mass-fainting-more-fingers-pointed.html

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