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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, ...

Hong Kong seeks Cambodian workers

Cambodia and Hong Kong on April 24 agreed to start a five-year pilot program to send domestic workers to Hong Kong “very soon”, though experts urged caution, noting that migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong have faced a “slew of abuses”. The agreement was reached during ...

Employers seek delay in garment pay reform

Plans to pay garment workers twice a month will be difficult for employers to implement, industry representatives have warned. The Labor Ministry is amending laws so companies will be required to pay staff twice a month, in a bid to protect workers from being abandoned by ...

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 ...

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