Project aims to improve transportation for garment workers

Garment workers travel on a truck in Kampong Speu’s Kong Pisei district. Picture taken on October 2, 2021. Cambodia/ Pring Samrang

In a bid to cut back on deadly traffic incidents, a project is aiming to replace often-perilous truck transports for garment workers with buses and other safety interventions.

NSSF demands people show proof of vaccination before receiving social security card

A Phnom Penh hotel security guard checks a costumer's COVID-19 vaccination card before allowing them to enter, October 11, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) announced on Sunday that it will not provide social security cards to anyone who does not show proof of COVID-19 vaccination after the Phnom Penh administration put in place measures requiring people to show their vaccination cards upon entering and exiting public and private institutions in the capital.

Industry, government representatives propose minimum wage decrease for garment workers

Garment workers buy lunch in front of a factory in Kandal province, picture taken on June 4, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Employers and government representatives have countered union requests to raise the minimum wage for garment workers, instead arguing for a wage decrease in the second of three September negotiation meetings to set the minimum for 2022.