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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 ...

Union leaders to discuss union law with minister

Labor Minister Ith Samheng agreed to have talks with three union leaders who requested a meeting to discuss amending the Trade Union Law, however he said the law would not change and would still be implemented as it stands. Mr. Samheng told Khmer Times after an ...

Ministry working on labor laws

The draft law on the minimum wage for garment and footwear industry workers will be completed and approved this year, according to Labor Minister Ith Samheng. The ministry is also working on another draft law concerning labor dispute resolution, he told the ministry’s annual congress on ...

Government floats new pay scheme

Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng on February 15 fingered large end-of-contract severance payments as a prime reason owners flee when their factories go bankrupt, suggesting the introduction of a yearly bonus scheme and fortnightly salaries would “reduce the risk” of garment workers being left ...

Unions want meet with Minister to discuss Labor Law problems

Three union leaders have requested a meeting with Labor Minister Ith Samheng next week to discuss the contentious Trade Union Law. The three leaders – Collective Union of Movement of Workers president Pav Sina, Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union president Ath Thorn and Cambodian ...

Minister plans railway for workers

The Labor Ministry is considering constructing a railway line connecting Phnom Penh and select provinces to special economic zones or industrial areas in response to the high number of road accidents involving commuting workers. Speaking at the 2016 Annual Report and Direction for 2017 of the ...

Top H&M suppliers called out over alleged labour rights violations

Four premium suppliers for Swedish clothing giant H&M have been called out by a local labour rights group for their continued use of short-term contracts, hampering employees’ ability to unionise and, in one case, allegedly paying workers less than the $140 monthly minimum wage. In a ...

NSSF, ministries finalising health insurance scheme

The National Social Security Fund on August 18 said it’s gearing up to sign agreements with about 200 provincial referral hospitals and health centres to provide coverage to a wave of recently insured workers in the country. Ouk Samvithyea, executive director of the NSSF, said a workshop ...

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