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Gov't Says No Plans to Send Maids to Singapore

The governemnt yesterday denied a recent news report that discussions were under way to have Cambodian domestic workers sent to Singapore. An Bunhak, chairman of the Association of Cambodian Recruitment Agencies (ACRA), said he did not know of any immediate plans to send maids to ...

Kingdom and Qatar to form labour watchdog

Cambodia’s next step in allowing workers such as maids and builders to travel to Qatar will be to create a committee with the Arab state to ensure their safety is protected, a senior labour official said yesterday. The Senate on Wednesday supported an agreement between the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090758564/National-news/kingdom-and-qatar-to-form-labour-watchdog.html

Senate Approves Law Allowing Cambodians to Work in Qatar

The Senate yesterday approved a law making way for Cambodians to travel to Qatar for work, an official said. The 52 senators present passed the law unanimously and without amendments, said Oum Sarith, Senate cabinet chief. The agreement lets Cambodians work in the oil-rich emirate’s service ...

ASEAN forum to tackle migrant worker safety

One of the biggest challenges to protecting Cambodian migrant workers is the sheer distance between their homeland and the countries they are working in, Ministry of Labour officials said yesterday. A pattern has emerged in which brokers lure more and more Cambodians away from traditional border-country ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090558500/National-news/asean-forum-to-tackle-migrant-worker-safety.html

Fretting 'ASEAN-alisatinon'

The vision regional leaders have for an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015 may become clearer after this week’s Economic Ministers meeting in Siem Reap, but not everyone has a rose-coloured view of what such integration might mean for Cambodia. Students who have not mastered the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082758305/National-news/cambodian-students-fear-losing-jobs-to-asean-neighbours.html

UN: Investing in Women Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders is Smart Economics

(UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section)- “Investing in women’s entrepreneurial leadership, and the empowerment of women, is smart economics- which is why women’s empowerment is one of the most important development priorities for the countries of Asia and the Pacifc,” said Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, ...

Workforce Must Improve to Compete in Asean Bloc

Cambodia’s workforce must quickly improve its skills base if it is to compete with other countries in the region when the Asean bloc becomes a single market in 2015, officials said yesterday at a seminar held in Phnom Penh. When the Asean Economic Community goes ahead in ...

Workers ditch factories for fields

At some point during the planting season this year, Pheap Srey Ngoun will leave her garment factory floor for a rice paddy in Cambodia’s Prey Veng province. Like many fellow garment workers she will leave her position, with permission from the factory, to lend a hand ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072457571/Business/workers-ditch-factories-for-fields.html

Job Seekers Flock to Weekend Career Forum

Employers and job seekers traded resumes for business cards by the thousands yesterday in Phnom Penh for the final day of the weekend-long 8th annual Career Forum on Koh Pich. A total of around 15,000 people attended the forum sponsored by the French Chamber of Commerce, ...

To Gain From Asean Labor Market, Workforce Needs New Skills

Cambodia needs to improve the skills of its workforce if it is to compete and benefit from Asean’s plan for greater integration and the free flow of skilled labor within the region by 2015, Minister of Labor Vong Sauth said on Friday at the Asean ...

Caution: Children at work

Labour legislation in Cambodia is so weak and so often ignored that half the Kingdom’s children between the ages of seven and 14 participate in the workforce, the world’s largest federation of unions has told the World Trade Organisation General Council in Geneva. Children, women and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011110252486/National-news/caution-children-at-work.html

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