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July set for minimum wage talks

A series of talks will be held next month to discuss the future of minimum wages in the footwear and garment industries, with their findings to be announced and enforced early next year, according to Ministry of Labor officials. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25734/july-set-for-minimum-wage-talks/

Gov’t claims strikes upending industry

A senior official at the Labor Ministry said strikes and protests were “disrupting” investment in the garment sector and claimed that some unions, and even some employers, were not respecting the rights and freedoms afforded to workers by the Labor Law and international labor conventions. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25622/gov---t-claims-strikes-upending-industry/

Wage-setting meet up in air

Exactly who will participate in a workshop to set the minimum wage in the garment sector with the Ministry of Labour this week remained unclear yesterday, with some key figures saying they had not yet been invited. During the workshop, to be held on Thursday and ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wage-setting-meet-air

Factory Dining Hall Collapses in Phnom Penh; 23 injured

The dining hall of a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district that supplies clothes to U.S. brand Gap collapsed into a pond Monday, injuring more than 20 workers who were eating lunch, workers and officials said. The hall, which is part of Top World Garment ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/factory-dining-hall-collapses-in-phnom%E2%80%88penh-23-injured-25558/

Maid nightmares retold

A Cambodia migrant worker who was at times threatened at knifepoint, tied up or punched in the head by her employer yesterday revealed her chilling experience of the labour recruitment industry.  Following her testimony via video link, broadcast at Sam Rainsy Party headquarters, opposition parliamentarian ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011082651282/National-news/labour-nightmares-retold.html

90 Garment Factory Workers Faint Over Two-Day Period

About 90 garment factory workers fainted over a two-day period last week at Zhen Tai garment factory in Sen Sok district’s Phnom Penh Thmei commune, union officials and police said yesterday, though accounts of what caused the mass fainting differed. Thirty workers first fainted on ...

June textile workers get paid

Thousands of workers who were sacked after part of the June Textile garment factory burned down in March are finally receiving severance payments and other awards following a ruling from the Arbitration Council. Taing Kisay, an administration assistant at the factory, said yesterday that more ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080150756/National-news/june-textile-workers-get-paid.html

Unions unite on draft law

7 unions working together have said that they refuse to support a union law that has been drafted as the government has ignored their recommendations.  The potential legislation is said to be prohibitively restrictive and the unions have said they will boycott by organizing peaceful ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070850278/National-news/unions-unite-on-draft-law.html

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