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Private firm takes over responsibility for work permits

The Ministry of Labor passed all responsibility for foreign work permits today to E-Solutions (Cambodia) Co., leaving a multitude of unanswered questions about the private company that will process, produce and distribute the permits online. Ministry spokesman Heng Sour declined to answer questions about the company, ...

Sek Odom and Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/private-firm-takes-responsibility-work-permits-117428/

Law to build confidence

The controversial Union Law, which was passed and put into force after dozens of debates and protests, is expected to build confidence among garment and textile buyers as well as employers and workers, experts said. Sandra D’Amico, vice president of the Cambodian Federation of Employers ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26884/law-to-build-confidence/

As union law vote nears, employers call for last-minute changes

Representatives of employers from Cambodia’s industrial sector called for changes to the contentious draft union law yesterday. They criticized the government’s enforcement of strike regulations while requesting changes to the law that include higher thresholds for forming unions and more powers for dissolving unions. ...

Jonathan Cox and Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23356/as-union-law-vote-nears--employers-call-for-last-minute-changes/

Garment sector training institute breaks ground

Employing some 700,000 Cambodians, the garment sector is the country’s largest private employer. But move above the factory floor and you will find mostly foreigners, from countries such as China, Singapore, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. ...

Peter Ford and Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/garment-sector-training-institute-breaks-ground-93371/

Workers start wage battle a day early

About 1,000 workers from a Phnom Penh footwear factory got an early start on Tuesday on a cross-union campaign for a $177 minimum wage, set to start today, protesting in front of their factory over internal workplace grievances. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/workers-start-wage-battle-a-day-early-68119/

Labour’s 10 per cent rule

The Ministry of Labour has issued a prakas urging employers to follow existing regulations in the Labour Law that limit foreign workers to 10 per cent of the total workforce at any one company. It has warned that failure to stay within this limit – or ...

Sen David and Kevin Ponniah
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/labour%E2%80%99s-10-cent-rule

Better worker food needed: Survey

A new study has determined that cost and space are the biggest constraints to setting up canteens in Cambodia’s garment factories. The findings were presented on Monday night at a cocktail party attended by Cambodia’s former ambassador to the US, Roland Eng, the Swedish Ambassador Anne ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060656611/Business/better-worker-food-needed.html

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