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Unions, government consult on new min wage law

The Ministry of Labour met with unions on Friday to gather input on a universal minimum wage law currently being drafted, union representatives and ministry officials confirmed yesterday. “The meeting is a forum for each party to review the draft and provide comments so the ...

Sen David and Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unions-government-consult-new-min-wage-law

As garment minimum wage talks begin, other sectors want in

As unions, employers and government officials met for the first time in the run-up to the annual battle over the garment industry’s minimum wage yesterday, another group of labour and advocacy groups were asking when they would be part of those discussions. ...

Sen David and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/garment-minimum-wage-talks-begin-other-sectors-want

Tempers rise as K. Speu factory workers negotiations delayed again

Workers at a Korean-owned factory in Kampong Speu who lost their wages when their employer fled the country will have to wait until after the New Year’s festivities end to seek reparations from the building owner, with the provincial court delaying the meeting until January ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19348/tempers-rise-as-k--speu-factory-workers-negotiations-delayed-again/

Nearly 150 garment, footwear factories in Cambodia close down in 2015

Nearly 150 garment and footwear factories in Cambodia have shut down this year, while more than 50 new ones opened, local media reported on Monday, citing a report of the Commerce Ministry. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/article/6711677/2015/12/27/nearly-150-garment-footwear-factories-cambodia-close-down-2015

Cambodia police break up 8,000 strong garment protest

Water cannons have been used to bring the angry protest by garment workers to an end. Thousands of people went on strike after they had been promised an 18 euro pay rise and only received half.   ...

DW News Staff
http://www.dw.com/en/cambodia-police-break-up-8000-strong-garment-protest/a-18931690

International union urges brands to lead on pay rises

Changes to unfair wages for garment sector workers has to start at the top, with global brands paying higher prices for clothes, said leaders of an international labor organization at a meeting yesterday. IndustriALL is pushing for this through its ACT program. If successful, it ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18537/international-union-urges-brands-to-lead-on-pay-rises/

Cambodia:​ Unions​ discuss​ garment​ wages,​ workers’​ rights

Union​ and​ clothing​ brand​ representatives​ from​ around​ the​ world​ met​ in​ Cambodia’s​ capital​ Wednesday,​ aiming​ to​ address​ the​ country’s​ minimum​ wage​ and​ push​ for​ the​ establishment​ of​ a​ proper​ system​ of​ collective​ bargaining.​ ​ ...

Lauren Crothers
http://aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/cambodia-unions-discuss-garment-wages-workers-rights/488146

Global march for decent work

Workers across the globe took to the streets on Wednesday to mark the World Day for Decent Work.In South Africa, the largest union federation, Cosatu, held marches across the country to highlight a number of socioeconomic issues. ...

ioL News Staff
http://mobi.iol.co.za/#!/article/global-march-for-decent-work-1.1926469

Cambodia holiday policy hampers competiveness

The Cambodian government just released its official list of public holidays for 2016, beating past years’ record by increasing the number of public holidays for 2016 to be 28 days notwithstanding when holidays fall on a weekend (Saturday-Sunday) the following Monday is off as compensation. ...

David Van
http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/cambodia-holiday-policy-hampers-competiveness/

Cambodia begins minimum wage talks after Myanmar Government approves salary for garment workers

Cambodia’s 700,000 garment and footwear workers currently earn a minimum wage of $128 a month. Last year, the lowest legal salary for Cambodian workers in the $5.7 billion industry was only $100 per month. ...

Kelsey Drain
http://www.fashiontimes.com/articles/23438/20150925/cambodia-begins-minimum-wage-talks-myanmar-government-approves-salary-garment.htm

Garment workers demand Cambodian government resolve employment issue

More than 500 striking garment workers from a factory in central Cambodia petitioned the parliament and Labor Ministry on Monday, demanding that government officials intervene in stopping their company from firing workers without cause. ...

Serey Mony and Samean Yun
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/garment-workers-demand-cambodian-government-resolve-employment-issue-09212015143026.html

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