Garment workers affected by lockdown to receive $40 allowance from government

Garment workers return to their rental rooms after receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in a red zone in the locked-down Choam Chao 1 commune of the Pur Senchey District in Phnom Penh. Picture taken on May 12, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The social protection allowance would be provided to almost 275,747 garment workers from a total of 513 factories in Phnom Penh, Kandal and Preah Sihanouk provinces, according to a Tuesday statement from the Labour Ministry.

NagaWorld union files complaint to Labour Ministry asking casino execs to stop mass layoff

Representatives of NagaWorld staff submitted a petition Tuesday to the Labour Ministry to reinstate some 1,300 workers from the casino company who have received a layoff notice. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

NagaWorld workers, including top leaders of the company’s union, have officially filed a complaint with the Ministry of Labour seeking intervention as casino management pushes ahead with the mass layoff of more than 1,300 workers.

WHO, labor leaders urge stronger action to prevent COVID-19 in factories as more workers test positive for virus

Garment workers enter a factory for their morning's work in the Dangkor district of Phnom Penh, May 27, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

As the World Health Organization urges action for Cambodian garment workers infected with COVID-19, union leaders are calling on the government to take stronger action to protect factory staff.