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NGO calls for extension of maternity leave in Kingdom

The Scaling Up Nutrition Network (SUN), which represents more than fifty national and international civil society organisations and the SUN UN network, which represents four agencies, offered their congratulations to the government for recent workshops held to promote breastfeeding and the introduction of increased maternity ...

Post staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-calls-extension-maternity-leave-kingdom

Talks to extend maternity leave to six months start tomorrow

On Jan. 31, the government will hold a national discussion in Phnom Penh to discuss the potential extension of maternity leave for pregnant women who have just given birth. ...

Nhoek Samoun
https://cambodianess.com/article/talks-to-extend-maternity-leave-to-six-months-start-tomorrow

PM announces boost to maternity leave salaries

Prime Minister Hun Sen again met with garment sector workers yesterday, adding a boost to maternity leave salaries to a range of promises he had made to them on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079681/pm-announces-boost-maternity-leave-salaries/

Unions cry foul on temp contracts

Union leaders gathered in the capital yesterday to discuss strategies to curb the garment industry’s widespread use of temporary contracts for hiring workers, saying employers were using them to discourage unions and ensure their workforce remained docile and easy to exploit. They also accused employers of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122053506/National-news/unions-cry-foul-on-temp-contracts.html

Garment staff get pay, push for labour rights

Garment workers who went on strike over delayed payment of wages and other alleged violations of labour law on Tuesday morning were paid on Wednesday by management at the Chea Ieng garment factory in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Factory employee Sun Sopheak said yesterday that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111152705/National-news/garment-staff-get-pay-push-for-labour-rights.html

Factory and union stitch up agreement

More than 300 striking workers at Jie Wei garment factory in the capital’s Dangkor district will return to work today after successful negotiations yesterday settled a labour dispute that led to a three-day strike last week. Factory management agreed to nine of the 11 demands ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090651467/National-news/factory-and-union-stitch-up-agreement.html

Fixed-Duration Contracts Threaten Garment Industry

Cambodia’s garment sector is in danger of losing its reputation for adherence to international labor standards because of the widespread use of “abusive temporary labor contracts,” according to a report released by Yale Law School on Wednesday. “Cambodian garment manufacturers have adopted the practice of ...

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