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Three representatives discuss Labour Law amendments

Labour Minister Ith Samheng has created a working group composed of representatives of employers, government and workers tasked with discussing amending Labour Law articles. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680494/three-representatives-discuss-labour-law-amendments

Minister defends law changes

The Minister of Labour and Vocational Training on Thursday defended recently proposed amendments to the Labour Law despite criticism from union leaders, arguing that they will bring investment to the Kingdom and create jobs. The ministry intends to amend the Labour Law to reduce night ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-defends-law-changes

Ministry looking to lower workers’ night shift wages

The Ministry of Labour is looking to reduce night shift workers’ wages to bring them in line with day rates. This, it said, will increase Cambodia’s competitiveness. However, unions and workers have slammed the move. Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng sent ...

Khorn Savi |
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-looking-lower-workers-night-shift-wages

Ministry urges firms to apply for foreign worker permits

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has directed all companies or institutions that plan to hire foreign staff next year to apply for work permits between September 1 and November 30. Heng Sour, the ministry’s spokesperson, told The Post yesterday that any employer who ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-firms-apply-foreign-worker-permits

Draft revisions at odds with PM

An early draft of amendments to the Labour Law appears to expand the use of short-term contracts, a move criticised by labour activists and unionists, and one which directly contradicts recent recommendations made by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Yon Sineat
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/draft-revisions-odds-pm

Government floats new pay scheme

Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng yesterday fingered large end-of-contract severance payments as a prime reason owners flee when their factories go bankrupt, suggesting the introduction of a yearly bonus scheme and fortnightly salaries would “reduce the risk” of garment workers being left in the ...

Sen David and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-floats-new-pay-scheme

A factory or family dilemma

Being placed on consecutive short-term contracts in Cambodia’s predominantly female-staffed garment sector is forcing many women to choose between a family and a factory job, unionists and rights groups said yesterday. Ken Chenglang, acting president of the National Independent Federation Textile Union of Cambodia, said many ...

Amelia Woodside and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factory-or-family-dilemma

NagaWorld strikers fired en masse

Nagaworld casino has fired more than 400 workers who have spent about 10 days striking to demand a wage increase, union leaders, workers and a leaked internal memo have revealed. A list of names, obtained by the Post yesterday, was emailed to management and senior staff ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062466447/National/nagaworld-strikers-fired-en-masse.html

Mfone’s Licence Revoked; Staff Terminated

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has revoked the operating licence of bankrupt phone operator Mfone, which went out of business two months ago, while more than 1,000 employees had their jobs officially terminated yesterday. The revocation of the licence and the mass dismissal of the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mfones-license-revoked-staff-terminated-16474/

MFone workers told to wait

Former employees of the failed telecommunications company MFone have been told they can expect a decision next month on their claims for more than $4 million in compensation. Former Mfone section manager Bou Kunthea said after a meeting yesterday with offic-ials from the Ministry of Social ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032062036/Business/mfone-workers-told-to-wait.html

ILO Respond to Scathing Stanford Report on Factory Monitoring

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Better Factories Program (BFC) has responded to a scathing report released last week by Stanford University, which said the ILO program was ineffectual as it had not helped secure Cambodian workers a significant wage increase since the program started over ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Scrutiny over hotel service fees in Cambodia

Major hotels are under the microscope after a labour rights group found that some have been failing to pass their entire service charge on to their staff, a violation of the Labour Law. Dave Welsh, country manager of the American Center for International Labor Solidarity(ACILS), said yesterday ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021261316/National/scrutiny-over-hotel-service-fees-in-cambodia.html

Unionists cry foul over rejection

K-Cement workers who were told they could not form a company-wide union because their workplaces were “separate” entities have now had their application to register individual unions rejected by the Ministry of Labour, union leaders said yesterday. Sok Kin, vice president of the Building and Woodworkers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020161139/National/unionists-cry-foul-over-rejection.html

Nearly 1,000 workers fired from Winson International garment factory

Eight hundred and sixty-eight workers have been fired from the Winson International garment factory after they refused to obey a Kampong Speu Provincial Court injunction last week ordering them back to work within 48 hours. Free Trade Union official Ry Sithinet said yesterday that the workers, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012460953/National/nearly-1-000-workers-fired-from-winson-international-garment-factory.html

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