Garment worker minimum wage talks begin, find early disagreement

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

As the first day of a three-way negotiation of the minimum wage for Cambodian garment workers, union and industry representatives have reached an early disagreement on the prospect of a wage increase for 2022.

Court cases continue to hang over union leaders’ heads

Union leader Pav Sina speaks to media in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Picture taken on April 21, 2016. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

A number of union leaders have decried the fact that a spate of legal cases continue to hang over their heads despite pressure from Prime Minister Hun Sen to move the cases to trial or else drop charges.

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.