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 […]

Tariffs to EU rise as partial withdrawal of EBA takes effect

The European Commission’s decision to partially withdraw Cambodia’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) tariff-free status to the European Union (EU) took effect on August 12, with about 20 percent of garment, footwear, and travel goods now subject to the bloc’s customs duties.

EBA suspension to take effect as industry unprepared to deal with fallout

The partial suspension of the European Union’s ‘Everything But Arms’ tariff-free agreement with Cambodia is set to take effect on August 12, as unions and civil society groups have said they are at a loss over how to deal with the impacts on the garment industry.

As EBA cuts near, groups appeal for respect of human rights

International civil society groups have called on foreign governments to
demand that the Cambodian government address its deteriorating human
rights record and restore democracy as the country’s “Everything but
Arms” trade tariff breaks are set to be partially revoked next month.