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Cambodia launches pension scheme for private sector workers

2 August, 2022On 28 July, the Cambodian government launched a new pension scheme for private sector workers, strengthening social protection for garment workers in the country.

Trumped-up charges and restrictions against Cambodian union leader must be dropped at once

25 April, 2014IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the Cambodian government to immediately drop trumped-up charges and end restrictions against Ath Thorn, President of IndustriALL affiliate C.CAWDU.

Global unions and brands to meet Cambodian government for critical talks

22 May, 2014Global unions and multinational clothing brands are to again hold talks with the Cambodian government to voice their alarm at continued and increased violations of workers’ rights in the country.

Worker rights violations under spotlight at the ILO

16 June, 2016The ILO Committee on Application of Standards at the 2016 International Labour Conference in Geneva heard testimonies from workers around the world facing increased repression and difficulties in exercising their rights enshrined in ILO Conventions.

Women unionists in South East Asia mobilize for year ahead

24 February, 2016Women trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Cambodia, Myanmar and the Philippines are to make gender equality and maternity protection a priority in 2016, following a series of strategy meetings this month.

Global unions dismiss Cambodian 128 USD wage as inadequate

12 November, 2014IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) dismiss today’s decision by the Cambodian government to set a minimum wage of US$128 a month for the garment sector as inadequate. 

Cambodia – one year on violence continues

6 January, 2015A year after five people were shot dead by police and 40 more were severely injured during wage protests in Phnom Penh on 3 January 2014, unionists in Cambodia are still being subjected to violence.   

Violent response to strike for increased minimum wage

6 January, 2014A nationwide strike in Cambodia to increase the minimum wage from USD 80 to USD 160 started on 24 December and ended nearly two weeks later in violence and killings.

Global unions and 30 major brands call on Cambodian government to investigate deadly violence

20 January, 2014IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union, and the ITUC have joined forces with 30 global brands to urge the Cambodian government to investigate the recent use of deadly force against striking garment workers.

More solidarity for Cambodian workers

23 January, 2014The violence against garment workers in Cambodia has met with outrage all over the world. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has requested an investigation into the events, and that the perpetrators be held accountable. Unions in Thailand and Korea have showed solidarity and staged demonstrations outside the Cambodian embassies.