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Teacher raises made public

In the middle of an election campaign in which wages have been a prominent issue, the Ministry of Education did something out of the ordinary Monday: It made public the official pay scale it uses to remunerate its teachers. The list contains figures that are somewhat ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teacher-raises-made-public

NagaWorld a no-show at arbitration meeting

A strike involving hundreds of casino workers – many who have been told their contracts have been terminated – reached an impasse yesterday after NagaWorld officials did not attend a conciliation session at the Arbitration Council, a union leader said. “The Arbitration Council could not immediately ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062566463/National/nagaworld-a-no-show-at-arbitration-meeting.html

NagaWorld strikers fired en masse

Nagaworld casino has fired more than 400 workers who have spent about 10 days striking to demand a wage increase, union leaders, workers and a leaked internal memo have revealed. A list of names, obtained by the Post yesterday, was emailed to management and senior staff ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062466447/National/nagaworld-strikers-fired-en-masse.html

Thousands block National Road Two

Thousands of workers from the Macau-owned M & V International Manufacturing Ltd on Wednesday blocked National Road Two to demand better working conditions. The protestors have 11 lists of demands including bonuses of 4,000 riel ($1) for food, $3 for holiday pay, and $12 for ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZDEzMTc5YjNiNTc

Police Detain Protesting NagaWorld Staff

Nineteen NagaWorld casino employees were detained Tuesday afternoon as police attempted to break up a protest of more than 500 workers who had picketed in front of the casino for the past six days, demanding the company increase their salaries.  The workers had been striking non-violently ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-detain-protesting-nagaworld-staff-31336/

Bail Requests Denied for All Eight Unionists

The Kampong Speu Provincial Court has denied bail for eight unionists accused of instigating violence at the Sabrina Garment factory last Monday. Kampong Speu Provincial Court judge, Cheum Rithy said yesterday that he had not approved the bail request because significant work remained in questioning ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061066173/National/bail-requests-denied-for-all-eight-unionists.html

Wage demands: Workers hit streets in bid for pay rise

More than a thousand garment workers went on strike yesterday morning to demand a minimum wage increase and better working conditions, following the failure of minimum wage negotiations between unions and employers on Monday. Some 600 workers in Kandal province yesterday protested in front of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031361905/National/wage-demands-workers-hit-streets-in-bid-for-pay-rise.html

Hana plugs into Cambodian market

Hana Microelectronics Plc is investing 1.5 billion baht to build a new factory in Lamphun and another in Koh Kong, the latter marking a plunge into the Cambodian market. Chief executive Richard Han also hinted yesterday that the SET-listed electronic-parts maker could relocate some production from ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/339371/hana-plugs-into-cambodian-market

ILO Respond to Scathing Stanford Report on Factory Monitoring

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Better Factories Program (BFC) has responded to a scathing report released last week by Stanford University, which said the ILO program was ineffectual as it had not helped secure Cambodian workers a significant wage increase since the program started over ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Workers continue strike as wage talks delayed to next week

Workers in the border town of Bavet continued a week-long strike Monday after a meeting to discuss wage increases was delayed for a second time to next week. Sources said all workers left the Tai Seng and Manhattan special economic zones after working for an hour. ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NDBiNTE5YTIwNTY

Civil servants' union dilemma

The American Center for International Labor Solidarity has set its sights on the Herculean task of unionizing Cambodia’s civil service, a move that, were it successful, could have profound implications for the country’s political landscape. The term civil service in Cambodia has unusually broad application, referring to bureaucrats, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012103059469/National-news/civil-servants-union-dilemma.html

PM pledges pay boost

The government on Friday pledged a 20 per cent increase to the base salary of civil servants year-on-year in a move one government official insisted was based on economics, not politics. The announcement was made in a statement released over the weekend outlining government spending for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102959455/National-news/government-pledges-pay-boost.html

Government Allocates More Than $3 Billion in 2013 Budget

The government has allocated more than $3 billion for total government spending in 2013, an increase of 19.2 percent on the $2.6 billion the government planned to spend in 2012, according to a statement issued by the Council of Ministers on Friday. The statement did not ...

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

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