Draft law on social security approved

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday approved the draft law to expand the National Social Security Fund to provide a financial security net for civil servants, and those in the private and informal sectors. ...

Pech Sotheary

Thousands of new mothers get baby benefits

The government paid about $390,000 to female garment workers who delivered babies in January as part of new benefits launched this year.According to a report from the National Social Security Fund obtained yesterday, 3,881 female workers delivered babies in January. ...

Mom Kunthear

Labourers seek benefits

The Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia has renewed its call for a meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen because its members need the government to take care of them. ...

Sen David

Free healthcare plan gets underway

The Labour Ministry and the Health Ministry have vowed to work together to bring free, efficient healthcare to workers in both the informal and formal sectors. ...

Mom Kunthear

Health centres to be set up near factories

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered officials to set up health centres next to factories and areas where workers live to improve treatment for staff who fall sick. ...

Mom Kunthear

Factories to foot the bill for new worker benefits

Garment and footwear manufacturers have called on the government to provide facilities to help offset the higher costs on production that they will face as the result of a benefits package that Prime Minister Hun Sen pledged to garment factory workers this week. ...

Hor Kimsay

Health cash fails workers

The Labor Ministry spent more than four billion riel on help for garment workers involved in accidents in the first three months of the year, but unions say staff are still struggling to access healthcare. ...

Mom Kunthear

Pension scheme set for launch

A pension scheme for people working in the private sector will be launched later this year, according to an official from the National Social Security Fund.   ...

Ven Rathavong

Civil servants told: no helmet, penalties apply

Civil servants and factory workers will be required to wear helmets when riding their motorbikes to work under a government plan to stem traffic fatalities. ...

Mom Kunthear

More firms under government umbrella, says NSSF

Statistics released by the National Social Security Fund yesterday showed that it increased its reach in 2016, adding more than 900 new private firms encompassing some 59,000 workers, and increasing its workplace accident payouts. ...

Kong Meta

LG workers claim they have been mistreated

About 300 workers from South Korean firm LG Electronics gathered at the Ministry of Labor yesterday morning to protest against alleged mistreatment by their South Korean boss under Cambodian law. ...

Pav Suy

Faintings up: Union report

About 1,800 people fainted at work in 2014, roughly 1,000 more than the previous year, according to Cambodian Labour Confederation (CLC) statistics surveying multiple industries in the Kingdom. Work-related deaths fell from about 96 in 2013 to 73 in 2014, while issues such as arrests and ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear

Worker insurance near

The government’s long-pledged health insurance scheme for private sector employees, including factory workers, is just around the corner, officials promised yesterday while refusing to name a more specific date. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Labour held a public forum on the insurance plan, which is expected ...

Laignee Barron

Civil servants call for comp

Civil servants have again pushed the government to introduce a long-awaited insurance plan for government workers injured on the job. In a June 10 letter to Minister of Social Affairs Vong Sauth, the Cambodian Independent Civil Servants Association (CICA) calls for a National Social Security Fund ...

Mom Kunthear

Victim’s kin ‘no right to cash’

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has defended its decision not to pay a survivors’ pension to the family of a teenager killed in a ceiling collapse at the Wing Star Shoes factory in Kampong Speu province last May. On the anniversary of the collapse on ...

Sen David and Mom Kunthear

Wing Star victim’s kin not paid out

When an overloaded and illegally built storage level at the Wing Star Shoes factory in Kampong Speu province collapsed last May 16, officials went into damage control, promising to compensate victims using a relatively new state fund. But one year after teenager Kim Dany and co-worker ...

Shane Worrell

More than 100 workers faint at Shenzhou garment factory

More than 100 workers of Shenzhou garment factory in Phnom Penh fainted Thursday, one day after a similar mass fainting at the same factory. The first workers fainted at about 8 a.m., setting off a chain reaction that sent the entire workforce running from the factory ...

Matt Blomberg and Sek Odom

Workplace deaths up

Workplace deaths shot up more than 60 per cent last year when compared with 2012, while injuries and payouts to those injured also saw dramatic increases, according to data released yesterday by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). Speaking during a conference at the Ministry of ...

Sen David and Sean Teehan

Social Security Fund starts new insurance scheme

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) on Monday launched an initiative to provide health insurance to the nation’s workforce, a plan that the country’s largest employers’ associations said was premature. NSSF director Ouk Samvithya said that by the middle of this year, enterprises in the country ...

Aun Pheap and Matt Blomberg

Campaign focused on reducing deaths

Amid a continually rising rate of industrial accidents and deaths, the Ministry of Labour introduced a campaign focused on identifying workplace hazards before tragedy strikes. Since the ministry began keeping track of 960 Cambodian factories in 2009, workplace accidents have risen by nearly 375 per cent, ...

Sen David and Sean Teehan

Gov’t passes buck on faintings

Mass faintings in Cambodia’s garment factories do not occur as a result of long hours and arduous working conditions, but from workers’ failure to care for their own health, according to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) director. During an annual meeting, which mainly focused on ...

Mom Kunthear

Faintings halved in 2013: gov’t

The number of workers fainting in garment and footwear factories halved in 2013, a National Social Security Fund (NSSF) report released last week claims – a decline the Ministry of Labour puts down to increased education. The NSSF, which is part of the ministry, recorded 823 ...

Chhay Channyda

Man healed, held against will

Today, a month to the day after his stomach ruptured, Term Hun, 49, remains hospitalised. He was operated on and has long since healed. But without the money to pay for his treatment, the clinic refuses to let him go. After receiving emergency surgery at ...

Koam Chanrasmey and Sean Teehan

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