Unions, government, factories prepare for minimum wage negotiations

Ath Thorn, president of the Cambodian Labor Confederation speaks to workers during the Labor Day celebration in Phnom Penh, Picture taken on May 1, 2019. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Minimum wage negotiations for garment and footwear workers for 2022 will go ahead, officials said, in spite of economic challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advocates urge booster dose for garment workers

Garment workers on the outskirts of Phnom Penh leave their factory after finishing their work. August 18, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Unions and civil society groups are urging the government to prioritize garment workers for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread.

WHO, labor leaders urge stronger action to prevent COVID-19 in factories as more workers test positive for virus

Garment workers enter a factory for their morning's work in the Dangkor district of Phnom Penh, May 27, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

As the World Health Organization urges action for Cambodian garment workers infected with COVID-19, union leaders are calling on the government to take stronger action to protect factory staff.