Cambodians asked to volunteer for rapid test before returning to work after Pchum Ben holiday

A health worker sets up a COVID-19 rapid test at a high school in Phnom Penh. Picture taken September 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

The Labor Ministry changed its instructions regarding COVID-19 testing for workers returning from the Pchum Ben holidays next week, saying they would be asked — but not required — to receive rapid tests before returning to work.

Government adjusts COVID measures in hopes of full economic reopening

Health workers in Siem Reap province use a COVID-19 rapid test on a market vendor, September 16, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered cities and provincial authorities nationwide to stop conducting mass rapid testing for COVID-19, saying the measure is unnecessary and interrupts the country’s full reopening.

Workers required to undergo rapid COVID-19 testing before returning to factories from Pchum Ben holiday

A health worker tests a garment worker for the Covid-19 at a factory in Phnom Penh. Picture taken April 15, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Factory employees across the country are now being required to undergo rapid COVID-19 testing before being allowed back to work as a measure to prevent the spread of the more-contagious Delta variant possibly transmitted during the Pchum Ben holiday.

Minimum wage to be moved to vote after third meeting fails to find joint resolution

Garment workers leave a factory after finishing their work in Phnom Penh, September 21, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Employers, government and union representatives will vote to set the 2022 minimum wage for garment workers on September 28, after failing to reach an agreement in three negotiation meetings.

NagaWorld union files rejection of Arbitration Council non-ruling on mass layoff

Representatives of the NagaWorld union submit a petition rejecting last week's decision of the Arbitration Council in Phnom Penh, September 17, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Representatives of NagaWorld’s union on Friday submitted a letter to the Arbitration Council rejecting its refusal last week to consider the demands of workers looking to counter the casino company’s mass layoff.