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Report shows little sign of improvement at factories

A Better Factories Cambodia report shows little improvement in the continued use of short-term contracts and safety and health conditions for workers at surveyed factories, with total compliance of all exporting factories still stuck at less than 50 percent. The International Labour Organisation’s compliance program conducts ...

Yon Sineat and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/report-shows-little-sign-improvement-factories

Draft revisions at odds with PM

An early draft of amendments to the Labour Law appears to expand the use of short-term contracts, a move criticised by labour activists and unionists, and one which directly contradicts recent recommendations made by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Yon Sineat
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/draft-revisions-odds-pm

Union out of loop in MoU negotiations

The garment industry could be close to renewing an industrial relations memorandum of understanding, but an independent union believes it is being edged out of negotiations because it opposes the use of short-term and fixed-duration contracts. Ath Thorn, president of the Cambodian Labour Confederation, said yesterday ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060756657/National-news/union-out-of-loop-in-mou-negotiations.html

Calls for re-evaluation of short-term workers

Almost 120,000 Cambodians who illegally crossed into neighbouring countries in search of work were repatriated during 2011, new figures from the Ministry of Interior have revealed, prompting a senior ministry official to call for a re-evaluation of how Cambodian workers are treated abroad. Chou Bun Eng, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012013054217/National-news/calls-for-re-evaluation-of-short-term-workers.html

Unions cry foul on temp contracts

Union leaders gathered in the capital yesterday to discuss strategies to curb the garment industry’s widespread use of temporary contracts for hiring workers, saying employers were using them to discourage unions and ensure their workforce remained docile and easy to exploit. They also accused employers of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122053506/National-news/unions-cry-foul-on-temp-contracts.html

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