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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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/worker-insurance-near

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/victim%E2%80%99s-kin-%E2%80%98no-right-cash%E2%80%99

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wing-star-victim%E2%80%99s-kin-not-paid-out

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
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-than-100-workers-faint-at-shenzhou-garment-factory-55766/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workplace-deaths

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/campaign-focused-reducing-deaths

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gov%E2%80%99t-passes-buck-faintings

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/faintings-halved-2013-gov%E2%80%99t

Electronic banking to ‘Help fight corruption’

Civil servants living in Phnom Penh will have wages paid into Canadia Bank accounts starting this week, Moth Kiev, secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs, said on Friday. The children of retired and disabled civil servants who have died will receive payments directly from ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/electronic-banking-%E2%80%98help-fight-corruption%E2%80%99

ASICS Compensates Killed Workers’ Families

Japanese sports brand ASICS has agreed to pay compensation to the families of victims who died in a factory collapse in May, a brand representative said. ASICS Corporation managing executive officer Ron Pietersen, who arrived in Phnom Penh on Friday, said the company profoundly regretted the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/asics-compensates-killed-workers-families-33793/

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