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NA asks Labor Ministry to provide Korean-language test for free to workers

The National Assembly asked Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng to provide Korean-language test paper for free to or sell in the lowest price for workers as the current test paper costs USD 24. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=OGE2NzA0MmI5OTg

Chinese human resources vice-minister visits Cambodia to strengthen ties

Xin Changxing, vice minister of the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, met here Monday with Ith Samheng, Cambodian minister of labor and vocational training, to discuss ways to further enhance relations and cooperation in labor sector between the two countries. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-09/08/c_133628311.htm

Youths mark Youth International Day

Representatives from worker unions, confederation and Cambodian youth rallied Tuesday at the Freedom Park to mark 15th Youth International Day. After rallying at the Freedom Park, they marched to present petitions to the National Assembly, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, and Ministry of Labor and ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MDUwZDc1MTRmNzB

Workers to spend US$49 to legally work in Thailand

Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training ordered all recruitment agencies to charge only US$49 for each worker who wants to work legally in Thailand. The fee of US$49 included US$10 for worker card, US$4 for passport, US$15 for transportation, and food, and US$20 for labor ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=YThmMGU4MDc5MTB

Mechanics school on the way

A new auto-mechanics training school at the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia (NPI) that aims to train select Cambodian youth and support a shortage in the labour market officially commenced construction yesterday. In partnership with the Ministry of Labour, joint sponsors the Korean International Cooperation Agency ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mechanics-school-way

Union leader: Workers to hold protest after New Year

Labor union leader expressed pleasure and welcomed the study of minimum wage for footwear and garment factory workers. However, he said that the workers will hold protest after the New Year. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=OGFhNDE1N2Q3ZTZ

Businesses need help fighting corruption: CAMFEBA

Corruption is weighing on businesses, and the avenues to address it are limited, according to Cambodia’s leading employer association. At a joint conference with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Cambodian Federation of Employers (CAMFEBA) in Phnom Penh yesterday, the employer representative called on the ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/businesses-need-help-fighting-corruption-camfeba

Mass faintings occur at two garment factories in Cambodia

At least 104 workers at two Cambodian factories fainted on Thursday morning due to exposures to chemical substances, the country’s union and factory officials said. Soeun Kea, head of the Free Trade Union at the Shimano factory in Kampong Speu Province, said that at least ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=203520

Ministry of Labor highlights triumphs in 2013 Annual Report

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training released its 2013 annual report Monday, trumpeting a list of nine achievements it had reached in line with its five-year plan for the fourth government mandate, which ended last year. Speaking to a crowd of about 100 officials ...

Matt Blomberg and Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-of-labor-highlights-triumphs-in-2013-annual-report-51872/

Garment workers to receive USD 100 per month from February

The Government already issued a Decision to require the employers to increase the minimum wage for the factory workers to USD 100 per month, starting from February 2014, said a government official. Vong Savann, a senior official of the Labor Ministry added that the Decision was ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NmY5MTVmYTZhMzE

No Government Meetings for International Trade Unions

International buyers and trade union representatives have been unable to meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen or other government officials, despite a request following deadly worker demonstration crackdowns last month. Major international buyers signed on to a joint letter condemning the violence and urging the government ...

Kong Sothanarith
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/no-government-meetings-for-international-trade-unions/1844164.html

Cambodia's 64 trade unions urge gov't to take legal action against gangster unions

Cambodia’s 64 trade unions on Wednesday asked the Minister of Labor Ith Samheng to take serious legal action against some gangster unions that have caused riots and illegal strikes as well as intimidations to their members in protests, according to a joint letter. “We’d like to ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-01/22/c_133066064.htm

Cambodia, ILO jointly launch job services, labor market information project with Chinese aid

Cambodia and the International Labor Organization (ILO) on Thursday launched a new project to expand job services and improve labor market information with funding from China, according to an ILO media statement. The ILO/China South-South Cooperation Project to Expand Employment Services and Enhance Labor Market Information ...

Global Times News Staff
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/837853.shtml#.UtiSiRCSxqU

Protest against new wage of $95 is illegal: Labor Ministry

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training on Wednesday said that any activities made by the unions against the minimum wage of $95, agreed upon by the Labor Council, are against the law. After the wage talks yesterday, the Labor Council agreed to raise ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=Y2RjMDY1MWE5NTl

CAMBODIA: Better Factories programme renewed

The Better Factories Cambodia programme has been renewed after a new, three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was agreed. The new agreement, aimed at furthering the initiative’s mission to improve working conditions in Cambodian garment factories, was signed by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Cambodian Ministry ...

Richard Woodard
http://www.just-style.com/news/better-factories-programme-renewed_id120127.aspx

Workers continue strike as wage talks delayed to next week

Workers in the border town of Bavet continued a week-long strike Monday after a meeting to discuss wage increases was delayed for a second time to next week. Sources said all workers left the Tai Seng and Manhattan special economic zones after working for an hour. ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NDBiNTE5YTIwNTY

Cambodian migrant workers send US$360 million home a year

Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand, Japan, Malaysia and Korea have sent home an average of US$360 million a year in remittances, according to Seng Sakada, general director of Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. Overseas Cambodian migrants mainly work in the fields of housework, construction, factories ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/viewlatestnews.php?newsid=97

Cambodia, ILO Promotes Decent Work for All

PHNOM PENH: The International Labor Organization (ILO) and Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training launched a Decent Work for All Profile for Cambodia which assesses progress in the development of labor market conditions and protection for workers over the past decade on Monday 30th July. “Launching ...

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