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Youths seek inclusion in social security fund

The Youth Resource Development Programme (YRDP) and a group of youths have asked the government to include students and monks in the government’s National Social Security Fund (NSSF) so they can receive social protection services for free such as health examinations and treatment. The proposal ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youths-seek-inclusion-social-security-fund

More than two million people benefit from NSSF: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Hun Sen on the 134th of International Labour Day said more 2.1 million people including workers, employee, and public officials have received benefits from the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) since 2008. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50719325/more-than-two-million-people-benefit-from-nssf-prime-minister/

Sam Heng: Social security must widen to include more workers

As of last year, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) registered more than 10,000 healthcare enterprises to cover more than 1.7 million workers under occupational risk and healthcare schemes. Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng is pushing for the schemes to be implemented ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-heng-social-security-must-widen-include-more-workers

NSSF reports decrease in fainting cases

Thirteen cases of fainting among garment workers occurred in factories last year, a decrease of more than 60 percent compared with 17 cases in 2018, according to a National Social Security Fund report.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679706/nssf-reports-decrease-in-fainting-cases

New law set to benefit those working in the private sector

Workers and employees in the private sector will receive the same benefits as those in the public sector if they pay their income tax and fulfill other legal requirements. The recently passed Law on Social Security Schemes states that workers and employees in the private ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-law-set-benefit-those-working-private-sector

Government delivers $5 million in childbirth bonuses

The government has spent more than $5 million to support female garment workers who delivered babies during the first nine months of the year. The National Social Security Fund yesterday said that from January to September, 55,180 workers who delivered 55,543 babies received money through the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647861/government-delivers-5-million-in-childbirth-bonuses/

Government to take action against doctors who cheat NSSF

The National Assembly is drafting a law to take action against doctors and patients who collude with each other to cheat the National Social Security Fund into paying for false medical expenses. Chheang Vun, chairman of the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Information and Media ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50646973/government-to-take-action-against-doctors-who-cheat-nssf/

Better transport sought for workers

The government and civil society organisations are finding ways to improve the means of transport for garment and footwear workers to reduce accidents involving them while commuting to and from work. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/better-transport-sought-workers

Mitigation policy aids more than 60,000 families

The Social Affairs Ministry yesterday said the government has helped more than 60,000 impoverished families affected by natural disasters since it first launched its mitigation policy in 2014. Lao Veng, deputy director of the ministry’s general technical department, said during a press conference at the Council ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642974/mitigation-policy-aids-more-than-60000-families/

Social fund to cover pensions

At a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday, the Council of Ministers approved a draft law on expanding the scope of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to cover pensions. The law is of immense importance, particularly in providing greater protections for ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/social-fund-cover-pensions

Ministry requests ADB aid for the most needy

Cambodia on Tuesday requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to consider providing aid – especially to the elderly, people with disabilities and orphaned children. In the meantime, the bank is studying the country’s social welfare system before announcing a raft of technical assistance as part ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-requests-adb-aid-most-needy

NSSF provides benefits to more than 102,000 new mothers

According to a report by the National Social Security Fund obtained today, the Cambodian government has spent more than $10 million on female workers in both formal and informal sectors through the NSSF between January and June. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://bit.ly/2xsQYD1

NSSF pays more than $3 million to new mothers

More than 30,000 female workers delivered babies during the first five months of this year, an increase of more than 8,000 workers from the same period last year. A National Social Security Fund report issued on Friday said that from January to May, the government ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50610045/nssf-pays-more-than-3-million-to-new-mothers-2/

Construction workers call for safety measures from ministry

An estimated 200 members of construction sector unions gathered in front of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Sunday to deliver petitions asking for issues facing construction workers to be addressed. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-workers-call-safety-measures-ministry

NSSF: Cause of mass fainting found

A National Social Security Fund (NSSF) working group for the prevention of on-site fainting and work-related accidents and an Olive Apparel garment factory representative claimed on Wednesday that the case, in which some 60 workers fainted, was caused by the smell of engine oil emanating ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nssf-cause-mass-fainting-found

Cambodian workers ‘vulnerable’ in Thailand

The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator expressed concern on Thursday that some migrants working in Thailand are not enrolled in public health insurance schemes and that their children are unable to attend school. The Thailand Migration Report 2019 estimates that the country currently hosts ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-workers-vulnerable-thailand

PM: $4.15 million spent on pregnant garment workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that the government has spent millions of dollars on more than 40,000 pregnant female workers this year. During a speech to workers in Kampong Speu province, Mr Hun Sen said that about 42,000 female garment workers have delivered about ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534592/pm-4-15-million-spent-on-pregnant-garment-workers/

Thousands of civil servants access free healthcare

Nearly 10,000 civil servants and those who had retired from service were treated in hospital in the first six months of the year after healthcare insurance for these groups came into effect. The National Social Security Fund said it was registering with more state clinics and ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50514562/thousands-of-civil-servants-access-free-healthcare/

Union group slams NSSF fainting move

The Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU) on Saturday criticised the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for a statement that said faintings caused by low levels of essential minerals in workers’ blood are to be classed as an accident and not put down to bad working ...

Yon Sineat
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-group-slams-nssf-fainting-move

Healthcare MoU signed for garment workers

A memorandum of understanding between the National Social Security Fund and the Techo Volunteer Youth Doctor Association was signed on Wednesday in order to improve healthcare for garment workers. The MoU was signed by TYDA chairman Hun Manet and NSSF director Ouk Samvithya. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50302776/healthcare-mou-signed-for-garment-workers/

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