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Grim findings on wages after COVID-19 struck

A nationwide COVID-19 economic impact study has found that overall salaries across Cambodia have decreased by around 30 percent in just four months (between January and April this year) with entertainment and sex workers reporting an 85 percent decline in income. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762432/grim-findings-on-wages-after-covid-19-struck/

Salary raises coming for local officials ahead of June elections

All elected local officials will see their salaries raised next month—just ahead of commune elections in June—after a sub-decree was signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday.   ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/salary-raises-coming-for-local-officials-ahead-of-june-elections-126757/

Wide Gap Hampers Cambodian Wage Talks

A higher minimum salary for Cambodia’s garment and footwear worker is still not within sight after talks broke down Tuesday between unions representing the workers and their employers, officials said. The garment and footwear workers unions proposed to nearly double the current minimum monthly wage of ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/wages-02262013140215.html

About 1,000 Electronics Factory Workers Protest

About 1,000 workers protested yesterday morning outside a Taiwanese electronics factory in Svay Rieng province’s Manhattan Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to demand better working conditions, a union representative said. Among workers’ demand is a salary increase from the current minimum monthly wage of $61 to $70, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Union Delivers Leaflets Urging Garment Worker Strike

The Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU) is distributing 10,000 leaflets to garment workers across Phnom Penh, urging them to join a strike on Sunday, CCU officials said yesterday. “We would like to invite them to join us to demand for an increase if the base ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Increase in civil servants' salaries

The salary for Cambodian civil servants has seen an average increase of 540 per cent compared to salaries in 2001, according to a report from the national news agency Agence Kampuchea Presse last Thursday.   Yim Serey Vathanak, national project coordinator on trade unions for social ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100359055/Business/increase-in-civil-servants-salaries.html

Cost pressure squeezes Asian growth

I attended a meeting in Chengdu, Sichuan Province last week. The most frequent word mentioned by local officials and scholars there was “industry.” They are very proud that the number of local jobs created in Sichuan has now surpassed the number of workers leaving to ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/732893.shtml

Abused maid wins case

An abused Cambodian maid working in Malaysia has had her day in court – and won. Men Chan Veasna is the first Cambodian maid to successfully sue her employers in the Malaysian courts, rights groups said yesterday, calling the win a landmark victory for maids struggling ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070357171/National-news/abused-maid-wins.html

Thai jobs serve as siren song

Every day they come in the thousands and crowd under a blazing sun for hours, awaiting a moment that costs them more than two full months’ salary – a passport. And where are they going? “Thailand,” 21-year-old Sem Pheaktra said, squinting under a harsh mid-morning sun. He, and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050956059/National-news/many-cant-resist-thai-siren-song.html

SH protesters to keep striking

More than 700 workers at the SH International factory in the capital’s Po Sen Chey district have vowed to keep striking, despite the Ministry of Labour saying it could not help solve their dispute because their demands were “excessive”. The workers protested again yesterday outside the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012042455736/National-news/sh-protesters-to-keep-striking.html

Microfinance Firms Look to Retail Lending

While shopping for a brand-new television, 27-year-old Loek Bunhai recently bought a Sony flat-screen at the Sunsimexco retail outlet on Phnom Penh’s Monivong Boulevard for $345. But with a monthly salary of $300 from his job as a microfinance officer in Phnom Penh, Mr. Bunhai was ...

Strike at seafood giant

About 800 Cambodian workers in Thailand went on strike yesterday against a major global seafood exporter they accuse of exploiting them. The factory, which has been identified by workers and rights groups as Phatthana Seafood Co Ltd in Thailand’s Songkhla province, allegedly scrapped a 20 baht ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040955512/National-news/strike-at-seafood-giant.html

A hard lesson in arithmetic

When Reaksmey (not his real name) was in high school two years ago, he and his classmates were urged to attend the supplementary classes taught by their teachers before and after regular school hours. For an hour before school and two to three hours after each ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012031455021/National-news/a-hard-lesson-in-arithmetic.html

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