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Inspect steamers, ministry tells factories

The Labor and Vocational Training Ministry has instructed all garment, textile and footwear factory owners to ensure all steam irons adhere to safety regulations to prevent explosions like the one last month that killed one garment worker. In an announcement by Labor Minister Ith Samheng dated ...

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 ...

Minister holds talks on union law

Union leaders on March 14 met Labor Minister Ith Samheng to discuss concerns about the Trade Union Law adopted in May last year. Pav Sina, the president of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, told Khmer Times that Mr. Samheng agreed to hold the meeting to ...

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 ...

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 ...

Minimum wage talks kick off in Phnom Penh

The Labour Ministry put forth a suggested figure of $148.20 for next year’s minimum wage as tripartite wage talks started on Friday, leading some unions to say that they would consider lowering their demand of $179 in hopes of reaching a compromise. Kicking off the negotiations, ...

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