Justice ministry to join committee to settle strikes

Officials at the Ministry of Justice will join members of the Labor Ministry, local authorities, police and provincial governors on the Committee for the Settlement of Strikes and Demonstrations after a union leader requested they be included. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Win Shingtex workers to march on new factory

Hundreds of former workers from the Win Shingtex (Cambodia) factory, who have been protesting for owed wages and benefits since early this month when the company surreptitiously terminated their contracts, will march along National Road 4 today to a location they believe to be the ...

Mom Kunthear

Workers at JC Penny supplier rally for unpaid benefits

Following more than two weeks of protests in front of their shuttered factory in Por Senchey district, more than 500 workers from Win Shingtex (Cambodia) Co. Ltd tried to march yesterday to the Ministry of Labor, the Council of Ministers and Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ...

Mom Kunthear

Companies pledge to put worker rights before profits

Representatives of the private sector and rights groups met yesterday at a forum on business and human rights to discuss how Cambodia's growing industry can protect the rights of its workers. ... ...

Chea Takihiro

Senior garment workers also want salary raise

Thousands of garment workers at one Phnom Penh factory, and about 100 more at another, protested Thursday over the new minimum wage set for the garment sector late last year, upset that those already earning higher salaries were overlooked. ... ...

Mech Dara and Sek Odom

Workers march to ministry to demand backpay

About 50 workers from the Xin Chang Xin garment factory on Thursday marched for the second time to the Ministry of Labor to demand intervention after the factory allegedly failed to pay two months of wages, workers and a union representative said. ... ...

Sek Odom

Staff of suspended factory demand wages

About 70 workers from the Xing Chang Sin factory marched to the Ministry of Labor on Friday to demand intervention after the factory allegedly failed to pay wages for the past two months. ... Vong Sovann, deputy director general at the Labor Ministry’s general department of ...

Sek Odom

Garment workers’ patience wearing thin

Taking part in daily demonstrations outside the shuttered factory where she once worked is beginning to weigh on Bou Narith and her co-workers. ... Government officials this morning will sit down with representatives of employees and a representative from USA Fully Field (Cambodia) Garment factory, which, ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan

Factory’s owner in crosshairs

Some 400 garment workers yesterday gathered outside the Ministry of Social Affairs to plead for government intervention against a factory owner who fled without paying them overdue wages three months ago. Khem Chamnan, a Free Trade Union representative from the Pine Great (Cambodia) factory in Phnom ...

Garment sector: Protests go on in spite of wage rise

Four days after the Labour Advisory Committee approved a monthly minimum wage increase to $75 starting in May, more than 500 workers at the Su Tong Fang garment factory yesterday demanded that their company begin the wage increase one month early. ... ...

MFone workers told to wait

Former employees of the failed telecommunications company MFone have been told they can expect a decision next month on their claims for more than $4 million in compensation. Former Mfone section manager Bou Kunthea said after a meeting yesterday with offic-ials from the Ministry of Social ...

Room for compromise in wage debate: official

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia and unions both need to compromise further to secure a “proper wage” for garment workers whose lives are hampered by their current $61 minimum wage, a Ministry of Social Affairs official overseeing wage negotiations said yesterday. “The government needs the ...

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