The Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour has scheduled a meeting on February 26 with representatives of various unions to discuss the new minimum wage for garment workers in the country.
However, the Ministry expects the various workers’ unions to agree on what the new wage should be before they attend the meeting. …
The Ministry of Labour is working on reaching a consensus to raise the minimum wage of clothing workers following a call given by Prime Minister Hun Sen to raise the salaries of garment workers in order to prevent them from moving to neighbouring countries to draw better wages. …
In 2012, Cambodia exported clothing and textiles worth US$ 4.61 billion, registering a rise of nine percent year-on-year.
The slump in global markets has depressed demand for Cambodian products, leading to reduced growth forecasts by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 2012 and 2013.
“Falling global demand, especially in Europe and the US, means that the industry sector will grow at a slower pace this year,” said ADB Senior Country Economist for Cambodia Peter Brimble.
Demand by major trading partners for Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports has softened this year, with US imports of garments and footwear from Cambodia growing by only 2.6% to $1.5 billion in the first 7 months of 2012, and imports to EU increasing by 20.9% to $798 million in the first 6 months, both decelerating sharply over 2011 levels…
A new report – 10 Years of the Better Factories Cambodia Project: A critical evaluation – has been released by Clean Clothes Campaign and Community Legal Education Center. Started in 2001, the goal of the Better Factories program is to improve the working conditions in Cambodian factories and end sweat-shop production.The report discusses the BFC’s achievements and limitations from a worker rights’ perspective.
2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) project in Cambodia. The overarching goal of the BFC is to gradually improve the working conditions of factories in Cambodia and ultimately increase production of sweat-shop-free goods…
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The four-day second Cambodia International Machinery Industrial Fair (CIMIF 2012) has begun in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.
Leading global brands of industrial equipment for textiles, garment and accessories are among the more than 200 exhibitors from 20 countries displaying their products.
The exhibition provides a platform for traders, buyers, manufacturers, distributors and government officials to exchange ideas for development of industrial sector.
The expo also provides manufacturers with a chance to modernize their machinery so as to enhance their production capacity, according to the organizers of the event…