Demand for cheap rentals outnumbers supply

The boom in high-rise buildings in Phnom Penh indicates the robust economic growth of the Kingdom, but this trend does not include the lower-end accommodation where most economic migrants to Phnom Penh rent.“Cheap rental accommodation plays a crucial role in providing appropriate settlements to those ...

Sam Sopanharith

Garment Workers Faint at H&M Clothing Plant

Thirty-four garment factory workers fainted yesterday morning in Kompong Chhnang province, making it the third time in a year that a mass fainting has occurred at the factory, workers said yesterday. M&V International Manufacturing LTD. factory, which is a supplier to Swedish clothing brand H&M, experienced two incidents of ...

Phok Dorn, P. 19

Union Wants Early Pay for Workers Ahead of New Year

The Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) sent a letter to the Ministry of Labor yesterday requesting that all of the country’s factory owners pay workers their salary earlier than usual ahead of Khmer New Year. Workers are normally paid on the fifth to the ...

Phok Dorn, P. 20

Laborers Forced to Work Women’s Day, Union Says

The Free Trade Union (FTU) yesterday filed a complaint with Labor Minister Vong Sauth on behalf of nearly 4,000 garment workers in Kompong Chhnang province against Chinese-owned M&V International Manufacturing Ltd, alleging that they had been forced to work on International Women’s Day, which is ...

Khy Sovuthy, P.19

Garment factory back in business after last week’s mass fainting

Three workers at M&V International Manufacturing Ltd’s garment factory in Kampong Chhnang factory fainted yesterday and about 20 others were permitted to stop working for two more days due to poor health, a representative of their union said. Nearly 300 workers fainted at the factory last ...

Tep Nimol, Don Weinland, P. 5

Another Worker Faints at M&V Garment Factory

Another worker fainted at the M&V International Manufacturing Ltd garment factory in Kompong Chhnang yesterday morning, sparking “hysteria” and resulting in 10 workers having to return home to rest, a union official said. Two mass-fainting incidents occurred at the factory, which produces clothes for outfitter ...

Phok Dorn and Alice Burke, P. 35

Swift action on mass faints

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered Ministry of Labour officials to quickly investigate and resolve problems leading to recent mass faintings at factories in Kampong Chhnang and Phnom Penh during meeting with the Council of Ministers on Friday.  Last week around 300 workers fainted at M&V ...

May Tithara, P. 2

H&M in second mass faint

The second mass fainting to hit a factory in Kampong Chnnang that supplies knitwear for H&M this week has prompted intervention from provincial labour officials and an investigation by the Swedish-based company. The International Labour Organisation, which monitors the M&V factory where as many as ...

Tep Nimol and Vincent MacIssac, P. 2

Two Mass Faintings in Three Days at Factory

Almost 200 workers received medical treatment yesterday following yet another mass fainting at the M&V International Manufacturing Ltd garment factory in Kompong Chhnang province. The International Labor Organization said that the factory was a supplier to the Swedish clothing brand H&M and that it was ...

Phok Dorn, P. 31

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