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Families Seek Missing Relatives in Malaysia

Ten months after the government suspended sending Cambodian women to work as maids in Malaysia, following numerous reports of abuse by employers and recruitment companies, families say they have completely lost contact with their loved ones who continue to work in Malaysian households. Local rights group Adhoc has recorded ...

As Case Delayed, Former Maid Trainee Suffers

When Heng Hak escaped from Phnom Penh maid recruitment center in March 2011, falling several stories in the process, she unwittingly became part of a groundswell-one in a series of mounting cases highlighting severe mismanagment of recruitment agencies, and the abuses incurred by both trainees ...

Angkor Restorers ink first bargaining pact

Under the shade of Angkor’s canopies and twisted Banyan trees, more than 100 restoration workers watched yesterday afternoon as union delegates signed their first collective bargaining agreement, in what union advocates say should set a precedent for Cambodia’s construction industry. Over the past two years, the ...

Claire Knox and Mom Kunthear, P. 5
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012083158404/National-news/angkor-restorers-ink-first-bargaining-pact.html

Korean earned income to rise

Cambodians working in South Korea this year are expected to remit up to US$80 million to the Kingdom as up to 40 per cent more Cambodian labour heads to the East Asian nation compared to last year. The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training expects at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082958336/Business/korean-earned-income-to-increase.html

Multiple injuries as building collapses

Questions are being asked after an unfinished factory collapsed in Kandal province yesterday, injuring 16 construction workers, some seriously. Commune chief Nou Len told the Post shoddy workmanship was to blame for the collapse of the half-finished 120 by 70 metre factory on land owned ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358241/National-news/collapsed-building-causes-serious-harm.html

Garment Workers Rally for Third Day to Sack Factory Manager

More than 2,00 female workers from a factory in Phnom Penh that makes clothes for the U.S. brand Gap protested yesterday for a third straight day demanding that the firm sack a manager at the factory for allegedly abusing workers. Lining Russian Boulevard near the Ocean ...

Workers protest job cuts at garment factory

More than 100 workers from the Horus Industry garment factory in Phnom Penh Meanchey district protested outside the Ministry of Social Affairs on Friday, demanding that the government order their employer to provide answers as to why hundreds have lost jobs at the factory. Workers say that of ...

Overwork, Exhaustion to blame for mass fainting

About 50 workers at the M&V manufacturing factory in Kampong Chhnang province fainted yesterday morning due to overwork and exhaustion in the factory’s third fainting incident this year, officials said yesterday. Noun Sam Ol, Free Trade Union representative at M&V, said that the collapse of a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081658025/National-news/overworked-factory-workers-in-mass-fainting-incident.html

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