Labour minister praises robust garment sector growth

Cambodia’s minister of labour applauded the strong growth and employment levels for the garment and footwear sector on May 1, though industry representatives noted a slight slowdown due to increased competition from regional players. Speaking at an event commemorating International Labour Day on May 1, ...

Top legislator talks to voters in Cần Thơ

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân met with voters in Cái Răng District of the southern city of Cần Thơ on April 27 to listen to their opinions ahead of the third plenary session of the 14th legislature. Voters from Hùng Thanh Ward ...

Health cash fails workers

The Labor Ministry spent more than four billion riel on help for garment workers involved in accidents in the first three months of the year, but unions say staff are still struggling to access healthcare. Labor Minister Ith Samheng said the National Social Security Fund ...

Workers to get better services: PM

The Government has created the best conditions to help labourers enjoy favourable housing, health care, insurance, legal assistance and living standards in industrial zones and export processing zones.​ Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc made the statement during a dialogue with labourers in the central region ...

Allow labor day march, unions urge City Hall

More than 3,000 workers and union activists have asked City Hall for permission to celebrate International Workers’ Day in Phnom Penh on May 1, but officials will not confirm if the event can go ahead until after Khmer New Year. Ath Thorn, the president of the ...

Growth in Thai jobless rate spurs gov’t plan

Close to half a million people in Thailand were unemployed last month, up 99,000 or 1.3 percent in the same period last year, which is spurring the government to offer skills training for jobless workers. A total of 496,000 people were jobless last month, a jump ...

Ministry pushes fortnightly pay

The Labor Ministry is encouraging employers, with the support of unions, to implement article 116 of the Labor Law, which requires owners of enterprises and factories to pay their workers twice a month. Fa Saly, the president of the National Trade Union Confederation, told Khmer ...

Korean language test draws 30,000 workers

More than 30,000 people have applied to sit for a Korean language proficiency test, which is a requirement for those hoping to work in South Korea, said Daw Thin Thin Lwin, staff officer of the Government Overseas Employment Agency. The applications were released to be sold ...

New wage law flawed: study

Observers and advocates on March 22 flagged several violations of international human and workers’ rights in the Kingdom’s draft minimum wage law, calling for the removal of clauses that would impinge on workers’ right to assembly and freedom of expression. The draft law looks to widen ...

Factory workers demand 10 days off at Thingyan

More than 1000 workers at the Ever Sunny Foods factory in Yangon Region’s Hlaing Tharyar township went on strike on March 20 to protest the management’s decision to cut the Myanmar New Year holidays from 10 to five days and to demand for labour rights ...

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