Garment Worker Vaccinations Begin in Phnom Penh

A garment worker is vaccinated against COVID-19 at a factory in Phnom Penh, on the first day of a campaign to vaccinate garment workers, April 7, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

A Campaign to vaccinate up to 80 percent of Cambodia’s garment workers began in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, with thousands of injections given in major the city’s industrial zones, the Labor Ministry said.

Workers from factories closed by COVID-19 demand full compensation

A group of about 100 workers of Violet Apparel garment march to the Ministry of Labor on July 23 after police officers blocked them from submitting a petition at Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. Panha Chhorpoan

Garment workers affected by factory closures are demanding full compensation as a report released by the Business and Human Rights Resource Center shows that thousands of Cambodians who produced clothes for some of the biggest global brands have yet to be paid wages owed to them since factories closed last year.

Garment worker tests positive for Covid-19, prompting calls to shut factory

Garment workers travel home from work at a factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, March 2, 2021. Panha Chhorpoan

Hundreds of staff at a Phnom Penh garment factory are being tested for Covid-19 after a worker tested positive for the virus, officials said Tuesday, as the tally for infections related to the February 20 outbreak reached 340.

Ministry upholds firing of union leader, activist at Siem Reap factory

The Labor Ministry on September 11 upheld the decision by Pactics garment factory management to fire a union leader and union activist in June, saying the dismissals were legal.

Garment industry minimum wage raised by $2 for 2021

The government decided to increase the minimum wage for garment and footwear industry workers by $2 to $192 per month for 2021, a decision that has left unions and employers dissatisfied after the two parties failed to come to an agreement in talks that ended September 10. The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) approved […]