The government now requires union leaders to prove that they have no criminal record before registering new branches of their organization, according to a statement from the Ministry of Labor, a decision that comes less than a week before planned nationwide strikes in the garment sector.
March 7, 2014
When a group of six unions organized nationwide strikes in December demanding a $160 minimum wage, the opposition CNRP aggressively took up the cause.
March 5, 2014
The ruling CPP agreed in principle to two of seven proposals put forth by the opposition CNRP on Monday during the first meeting of a joint electoral reform commission.
March 4, 2014
Before director Rithy Panh left Cambodia to attend the 86th Academy Awards, where his movie “The Missing Picture” is up for best foreign-language film, Mang Sarith made a finger-sized clay figurine of the director as a young boy wearing a pink, polka-dotted shirt.
March 3, 2014
Cambodia is entering a new phase of economic growth in which the development of a skilled workforce will be critical to social stability and regional competitiveness, government officials and economists said Thursday at the 2014 Cambodia Outlook Conference.
February 28, 2014
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday said he would reinstate the constitutional right to freedom of assembly for all citizens, but said that any opposition demonstrations would be met by rival rallies by supporters of his ruling CPP.
February 26, 2014
The first meeting of a joint CPP-CNRP commission to create a framework for electoral reforms, which the opposition CNRP asked to be convened on Thursday, will be held next week, according to senior members of both parties.
February 26, 2014
Labor unions and garment factory owners gave opposing reports of the scale of an overtime boycott that began Monday as the first phase of a nationwide labor strike planned for next month.
February 25, 2014
With growing concern from the international community that Cambodia is vulnerable to money launderers and financers of terrorism, the Council of Ministers on Friday approved a sub-decree on freezing the assets of terrorist organizations and the institutions that support them.
February 24, 2014
CNRP leaders have not joined civil society marches over the past three weeks delivering petitions to foreign embassies calling for the release of the prisoners. And at the Court of Appeal on Tuesday, where 21 of the detainees were once again denied bail, CNRP lawmaker-elect Ho Vann made only a fleeting appearance.
February 14, 2014