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Union leader lodges complaints over alleged death threat

Union leader Pav Sina on Monday filed a complaint with the Interior Ministry after an administrator at a Chinese-owned window factory in Svay Rieng province allegedly told three other members of his union that some factory owners were pooling money in order to have Mr. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/union-leader-lodges-complaints-over-alleged-death-threat-78559/

Unions warn of strikes over gov’t rejection of new branch

A group of eight trade unions Thursday said the government has turned down every one of their applications to form local branches at the country’s garment factories since early last year and threatened mass strikes if the rejections continue. At a press conference in Phnom Penh, ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/unions-warn-of-strikes-over-govt-rejection-of-new-branches-77031/

Union complains of spate of illegal garment factory firings

Union leader Pav Sina on Tuesday said garment factories around the country illegally fired dozens of his local representatives last year, far more than in 2013, and urged the government to help get their jobs back. Mr. Sina’s Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) is ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/union-complains-of-spate-of-illegal-garment-factory-firings-76827/

Ire raised over Kotop employees’ dismissal

Unionists reacted angrily yesterday to the firings of more than 50 workers at a Phnom Penh garment factory who were let go in the wake of a 15-day strike. Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) president Pav Sina said he would issue letters to the ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ire-raised-over-kotop-employees-dismissal

Protests to come after several unionists fired

Workers at a Phnom Penh garment factory yesterday said they will strike to protest the firing of five union members, while a management official defended the dismissals. More than 2,000 employees at Por Sen Chey district’s Cambo Kotop Ltd will join the protest after the Collective ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protests-come-after-several-unionists-fired

Authorities warn union leader

Police on Friday warned labour union leader Pav Sina that if he continues to lead protests – thereby violating the rules of a court order – he will be arrested. The Collective Union of Movement of Workers leader was called to the Choam Chao commune police ...

Mom Kunthear
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-warn-union-leader

Most are OK with the new wage, not all

After meeting with members, several labour union leaders yesterday said that they will not hold protests against the government-set garment industry minimum wage for 2015. Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng last week approved $128 as 2015’s minimum monthly wage in Cambodia’s garment sector. The increase, ...

Mom Kunthear
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/most-are-ok-new-wage-not-all

No boycott: Union meet could decide wage today

Independent labour unions will take part in the Ministry of Labour’s Labour Advisory Committee (LAC) meeting today, possibly making their decision on next year’s minimum wage in Cambodia’s garment sector. NIFTUC and the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) considered boycotting the LAC ...

Sean Teehan
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/no-boycott-union-meet-could-decide-wage-today

Cambodian garment unions threaten strike after wage demand is voted down

Cambodian unions have warned of possible strikes after a tripartite working group voted down their demand for a U.S. $40 increase in the monthly minimum wage for garment factory workers. Twenty-seven representatives of unions, factory owners and the government decided in a secret vote in Phnom ...

Roseanne Gerin
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/garment-workers-wages-10302014185252.html

Working group minimum wage vote due wednesday

A group of union leaders, factory owners and government representatives set up to negotiate a recommendation for a new minimum wage in the garment sector is due to meet Wednesday for a vote on a final figure, according to those involved in the talks. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/working-group-minimum-wage-vote-due-wednesday-71335/

Garment wage talks fall apart

The tripartite working group set up to negotiate and advise the Ministry of Labour’s Labour Advisory Committee (LAC) on next year’s minimum wage in Cambodia’s garment sector has stopped meeting after reaching a stalemate. Made up of 27 members – nine each from employers, the government ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/garment-wage-talks-fall-apart

Wage talks remain in deadlock

The third day of negotiations between members of a working group trying to reach a consensus on the minimum monthly garment wage remained stagnant yesterday, as manufacturers refused to budge from their $110 offer. ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/wage-talks-remain-deadlock

Garment factories, unions edge closer to wage deal

Some of the unions that have been demanding a hefty $77 raise to the current monthly minimum wage of $100 for the country’s garment workers said Thursday they were willing to go as low as a $35 increase, though others refused to budge. ...

Mech Dara and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/garment-factories-unions-edge-closer-to-wage-deal-70154/

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