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Union leader warns of protests

A prominent union leader on Tuesday threatened to hold a large-scale demonstration if the newly elected government ignores the European Union’s resolution demanding a political compromise between the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-leader-warns-protests

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

Two international union groups speak for fired teachers

Two prominent international unions have written to the Ministry of Education accusing it of illegally firing several employees with ties to the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, and asking that the group be reinstated. ...

Yon Sineat
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-international-union-groups-speak-fired-teachers

Ex-CNRP teachers fired in Siem Reap, say move politically motivated

The Ministry of Education has fired four ex-Cambodia National Rescue Party members from their teaching jobs in Siem Reap province, according to a letter from Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ex-cnrp-teachers-fired-siem-reap-say-move-politically-motivated

Former NEC official fired from ministry

The Education Minister has issued a letter criticizing officials in its scientific research department for not ensuring their subordinates work regularly after firing former unionist and election official Rong Chhun for absenteeism. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106906/former-nec-official-fired-ministry/

Former NEC member goes back to education

Former National Election Committee member Rong Chhun has been appointed as a consultant to the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association after he resigned from the NEC following the opposition CNRP’s dissolution.   ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103747/former-nec-member-goes-back-to-education/

If Rong Chhun goes, CPP can veto any new NEC member

Any appointments to the National Election Committee (NEC) to replace CNRP-appointed Rong Chhun, who now faces a criminal trial for “intentional violence,” would have to be approved by the ruling CPP under current laws, a lawmaker said on Thursday. ...

Kuch Naren and Alex Willemyns
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/if-rong-chhun-goes-cpp-can-veto-any-new-nec-member-112828/

Hun Sen reiterates policy to increase wage for workers, civil servants

Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated government policy to increase wage to $160 a month for factory workers and at least $250 a month for civil servants by 2018. His comment was made during a meeting yesterday with around 3,000 factory workers at the Koh Pich ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://bit.ly/1K0TBdz

Rong Chhun ready to scrap

Newly appointed election monitor Rong Chhun has come out swinging ahead of today’s official swearing in of the nine new National Election Committee members, saying he is “sharpening his spurs” for a potential showdown. ...

Meas Sokchea and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rong-chhun-ready-scrap

Ministry will conduct unannounced inspections of schools

The Education Ministry will conduct random and unannounced inspections of schools across the country, targeting “low-hanging fruit” in its ongoing bid to clean up the education system, the minister said Tuesday. ...

Mech Dara and Matt Blomberg
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-will-conduct-unannounced-inspections-of-schools-81143/

Hun Sen knocks Obama visit

Prime Minister Hun Sen took aim at Michelle Obama yesterday, accusing the US first lady of making false promises, while suggesting her visit last weekend was more about hopeful rhetoric rather than implementing concrete improvements in the country’s education sector. ...

Tat Oudom and Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/hun-sen-knocks-obama-visit

Hun Sen knocks Obama visit

Prime Minister Hun Sen took aim at Michelle Obama yesterday, accusing the US first lady of making false promises, while suggesting her visit last weekend was more about hopeful rhetoric rather than implementing concrete improvements in the country’s education sector. ...

Tat Oudom and Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/hun-sen-knocks-obama-visit

Ministry eyes ‘bridge’ to vocational training

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An requested yesterday that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports collaborate with the Ministry of Labour to create a vocational “bridge” program to enable students without high school degrees to have access to trade-based, university-level coursework. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-eyes-bridge-vocational-training

Ministry eyes ‘bridge’ to vocational training

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An requested yesterday that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports collaborate with the Ministry of Labour to create a vocational “bridge” program to enable students without high school degrees to have access to trade-based, university-level coursework. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-eyes-bridge-vocational-training

Just one chance at exam this year

High school students who fail the national exams this year will not be getting a second chance like their 2014 counterparts. While some extenuating and unavoidable circumstances will be taken into consideration, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport announced yesterday that final-year students would only ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/just-one-chance-exam-year

Largest teachers’ association laments dearth of textbooks

The head of the country’s largest teachers’ association sent an open letter to Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron on Wednesday contending that there is a serious shortage of textbooks and teacher manuals due to corruption and indifference on the part of ministry officials. Rong Chhun, president ...

Ouch Sony and Max Weinstein
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/largest-teachers-association-laments-dearth-of-textbooks-76517/

Union calls for higher pensions for teachers

A teachers union has demanded the government raise pensions for retired civil servants, police and soldiers at the same time as increasing public sector salaries. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-calls-higher-pensions-teachers

GMAC urges Rong Chhun to stop accusing it of bribing

Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has asked Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Union, to remove his statement issued on October 28, saying that the statement is not true. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/gmac-urges-rong-chhun-to-stop-accusing-it-of-bribing-7603

Protest leader accuses Education System linked to Politics

Though the Ministry of Education is reforming its system which resulted in only 40 percents of the high school students across the country passed the exam this year, president of Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association Mr. Rong Chhun said that Cambodia education system is linked ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/protest-leader-accuses-education-system-linked-to-politics-7593

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