Last body recovered from mine collapse in northern Vietnam

Rescuers early on 23 November recovered the body of Bui Van Quy, 23, the last of the three dead victims in a coal mine collapse in the northern province of Hoa Binh last week.    His body was found behind a large rock at about 2:30 a.m., nearly 700 meters ...

Hundreds of workers faint in Kandal SEZ

Hundreds of people working at six different factories in Kandal province’s 7NG Special Economic Zone fainted on 20 November, with most blaming a pesticide that was believed to have caused a separate mass-fainting incident in the area a day earlier. Un Yong, Khsach Kandal district’s deputy ...

More than 100 faint at Kandal toy factory

Nearly 120 workers at a Kandal province toy factory fainted on 19 November morning, with officials citing a nearby farmer spraying his fields with pesticide as the cause. “The farmer of the rice field outside the factory area sprayed the liquid pesticide onto his rice, and then ...

Myanmar maid death draws attention to flouting of domestic worker ban

A Myanmar domestic worker in Singapore fell 18 storeys from a condominium and died on 19 October, according to police reports. The incident has once again cast a spotlight on Singapore’s maid industry, which continues to thrive despite bans and restrictions. Keep reading ...

LFTU's seventh congress concluded in Vientiane

The Seventh nationwide Congress of the Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU) concluded on 15 October with the election of 49 members as the new Executive Committee to further oversee the tasks of the union. The congress elected Mr Pan Noymany as the President of the LFTU ...

Laos Federation of Trade Union's seventh congress underway in Vientiane

The seventh nationwide congress of the Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU) opened on 14 October in Vientiane to summarise their work and plan for the year ahead as well as elect a new executive committee. Keep reading   ...

Gov’t eyes ban on asbestos

Cambodia may soon join other countries in banning the import and use of asbestos, which is known to have serious health consequences, officials have said at a symposium organised by the Ministry of Labour and Union Aid Abroad, an Australian aid NGO. Speaking at the event, ...

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