Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Cambodia as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Cambodia: Bid to suspend minimum wage

Negotiations over next year’s minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear sector will commence in August 2020 …

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Cambodia: Further developing cooperation on labour with Sweden

One of the principal focus countries for Swedish foreign aid is Cambodia …

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Cambodia: Visa-free entry for Filipinos extended

Filipinos are now able to visit Cambodia without a visa and stay up for 30 days instead of the previous 21-day limit …

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Cambodia: Integrated strategies upgrade China-Cambodia ties

The one-party-state in Cambodia is struggling to maintain the country’s economic viability after tariffs were reintroduced on rice imports to the EU and increasing hostility from the USA over bans on the opposition parties by the Cambodian People’s Party …

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Cambodia: Minimum wage law may finally go to the National Assembly this month

Although a minimum wage has existed in the garment sector for many years, talks about a universal minimum wage began last January …

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Cambodia: Many garment worker truck drivers lack licences

The country’s largest economic sector is the garment industry …

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Cambodia: A new public holiday will be introduced

The government has announced that a new public holiday entitled the “Day of Remembrance” will be introduced this year and shall be designated for May 20th …

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Cambodia: Minimum wage for garment industry

An estimated 700,000 workers in garment industry will receive next year a 11% hike in their minimum wage to U …

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Cambodia: Minimum wage to be increased

The Labour Ministry has announced that a new law will be introduced by the end of this year to establish a comprehensive minimum wage covering all sectors of the economy …

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Cambodia: Not action on the proposal of the establishment of a new universal national minimum wage yet

A national minimum wage in Cambodia has been in existence since 1997 …

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Cambodia: 9.2% wage hike

Cambodia’s 600,000 workers in its crucial textiles and footwear industry are set to earn a $US153 minimum wage per month starting January 1st 2017, up 9 …

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Cambodia: Labour court by end of 2017

Although a law has been in force for some years allowing for the establishment of a labour Court in Cambodia, only now is legislation being put in place to define court procedures and bring it into being by the end of 2017 …

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Cambodia: Government weakens trade union powers

The new Trade Union Law is currently awaiting signature by King Norodom Sihamon …

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Cambodia: Retrospective law hits expatriate employment

The Cambodian Labour Ministry has begun a crackdown on work permit infringements in foreign companies …

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