National Assembly passes Labor Law amendments criticized by unions

Ith Samheng, Labor Minister, defends new amendments to the Labor Law at the National Assembly on September 9, 2021.National Assembly

The National Assembly passed amendments to the Labor Law on Thursday that unions and workers say will have a negative impact on garment workers.

New rules for garment factories as Phnom Penh reopens, amid rising COVID-19 cases

Barricades block a street in a red zone in Stung Meanchey I commune, April 29. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

With Phnom Penh’s citywide lockdown set to end today, the Ministry of Labor announced new COVID-19 regulations for factories — including that they must split their workforce into two groups, to trade off every two weeks.