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Collective Union of Movement of Workers

News Archive

21/07/2024

CUMW Offers Training on Union Fundamentals for Workers from 5 Factories

Phnom Penh: On July 21, 2024, the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) conducted a training course on the fundamentals of unions for 40 workers from five factories in Phnom Penh. Pav Sina, the President of CUMW, praised the workers for their bravery in joining the independent trade union to establish a union in […]
26/06/2024

Cambodia Prioritizes Worker Safety: Upgrading Transportation to Reduce On-the-Road Injuries

Phnom Penh: Workers' trucks are used to transport workers to work places, and it is observed that when an accident occurs, workers face serious accidents and a large number of injuries as expected, the conversion of workers transportation vehicles from trucks to passenger cars is expected to significantly reduce workers' accidents. On the morning of […]
25/06/2024

A truck carrying workers overturned on National Road 4, many of them injured

Kampong Speu: On the morning of June 25, 2024, there was an accident where a truck carrying workers overturned on National Road 4, with a total of 60 workers traveling on the truck, causing many workers to suffer serious and minor injuries. The above traffic accident happened at 6:30 in the morning at Keo Udom […]
06/06/2024

Unions and Brand Owners Remain Key Players in Monitoring Responsible Business Conduct

Phnom Penh: Unions and brand owners remain key players among stakeholders in monitoring responsible business conduct in accordance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (OECD) recommendations. Today is the second roundtable bringing together enterprises (brands, manufacturers), trade unions, policymakers and other stakeholders across garment and footwear supply chains to examine the OECD's recommendation […]
30/05/2024

CUMW share the sadness of the death of Graeme Buckley

Phnom Penh: Leaders, officials and members of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) would like to share the sadness of the death of Mr. Graeme Buckley, Advisor to the Assistant Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Graeme Buckley passed away on May 26, 2024. Prior to becoming an Assistant Advisor to […]
30/05/2024

Promoting Social Dialogue and Labor Rights Are Important Elements in Attracting Investment: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: Cambodia is a country with high potential to attract international investors, and what is special is that Cambodia has a more convenient transportation system combined with the attention of the government, as well as sufficient labor and clear skills in serve the company's production line. Minister of Labor and Vocational Training, Heng Sour […]
29/05/2024

Union leader voices support the change of workers' transportation vehicles

Phnom Penh: President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), Pav Sina expressed his support for the government of the seventh mandate, which has the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training as its staff to the campaign to promote the change of workers' transportation vehicles in accordance with technical and comfort standards. His […]
01/05/2024

Unions Call on Government to Address 7 Proposals on International Labor Day

Phnom Penh: The unions asked the Cambodian government to address seven proposals on the occasion of the 138th anniversary of International Labor Day, May 1, under the theme "One Enterprise, One Peace Community." The Vice President of the Confederation of Cambodian Worker-Movement, Ms. Ken Chhenglang, said that on behalf of the members of the workers, […]
01/05/2024

"An enterprise is a peaceful community" will become a reality if there is trust building between stakeholders: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, Mr. Pav Sina, expressed his appreciation for the establishment of an enterprise mechanism as a peaceful community of the government, saying that this mechanism will become a reality if there is confidence building between stakeholders. His remarks were made on the occasion of the […]
22/04/2024

Transportation Safety for Garment Workers

Phnom Penh: The transportation of garment workers is a crucial aspect of the garment industry, but it comes with significant risks such as traffic accidents, overcrowding, and poor road conditions, leading to injuries and fatalities. To address these dangers effectively, implementing safety measures and risk mitigation strategies is essential. Challenges Faced by Garment Workers In […]
19/04/2024

78 trafficked Cambodians rescued in Saudi Arabia: minister

Phnom Penh: April 19 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia has rescued 78 Cambodian people who were trafficked to work in Saudi Arabia, the country's Labor Minister Heng Sour said late on Thursday. "They had been cheated by brokers to work in Saudi Arabia," he said in a news release. "Of the 78 victims, 51 are in Jeddah, […]
09/04/2024

Pav Sina Extends Warm Wishes to Members, Citizens, and Workers for a Blessed Khmer New Year

Phnom Penh: Pav Sina, President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, extended his warmest wishes for a healthy and safe Khmer New Year to union leaders, workers, and Cambodians both inside and outside the country. In his message, he emphasized the importance of traveling safely during the festive season and expressed his hopes […]
07/04/2024

Empowering CUMW Leaders: Climate Change Training in Siem Reap

Siem Reap: Local leaders of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) in Siem Reap Province recently participated in a training course focused on the impact of climate change on construction workers and informal workers. The training's objective is to broaden participants' understanding and awareness of the effects of climate change, thereby enhancing their […]
05/04/2024

Hop Lok Company's Efforts to Undermine Workers' Rights

Phnom Penh: The worker movement leaders at Hop Lok (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., situated in Trapeang Bruy village, Bek Chan commune, Ang Snuol district, Kandal province, fell victim to the company's deceptive tactics aimed at dismantling the union that safeguards the workers' rights and benefits within the factory. Following the July 8, 2023, election to establish […]
27/03/2024

Ken Chhenglang elected as ICCC Chairperson

Phnom Penh: On 25 March, IndustriALL Cambodia Coordinating Committee (ICCC)-women's committee chose its new leadership. Ken Chhenglang has been elected chairperson, Touch Seur, as vice chair and Ngoun Sophea, secretary. The three positions will rotate every year among the nine IndustriALL affiliates in the country. The women's committee has decided to organize a women leadership […]
27/03/2024

Pav Sina Challenges Threats to Union Officials in Worker Rights Dispute

Phnom Penh: Pav Sina, President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, criticized the Deputy Chief of Labor of Kampong Speu, Path Song, for threatening to sue union officials. Sina believes this action is counterproductive and aims to undermine the union's efforts to safeguard the rights and legal benefits of workers. He stated, "For […]
26/03/2024

Over 100 MA Handbag Workers Petition Ministry of Labor for Intervention

Phnom Penh: In a recent development in Phnom Penh, over 100 employees of MA Handbag (Cambodia) Co, LTD. took action on March 26, 2024, by submitting a petition to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. The petition seeks intervention in a concerning situation where the factory owner has reportedly absconded without fulfilling compensation obligations […]
25/03/2024

MA Handbag Factory Owner Fled Without Paying Benefits Under Labor Law

Kampong Speu: More than 150 workers gathered in front of the factory after the owner of MA Handbag (Cambodia) Co, LTD. prepared to flee from workers without paying benefits in accordance with the labor law. MA Handbag (Cambodia) Co., LTD. is located along Street 41, Phnov Village, Trapeang Kong Commune, Samrong Tong District, Kampong Speu […]
13/03/2024

Pav Sina Asked Government to Release the State Budget to Solve the Problem of Workers at Y&W

Phnom Penh: Concerning the situation where the owner of Y&W Garment absconded without meeting the responsibility to provide compensation to the workers and opted to leave certain assets in the factory for gradual sale to the workers, Pav Sina, the President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, emphasized that selling off factory assets […]
13/03/2024

Ministry of Labor Introduces 6 Measures to Solve Y&W issue

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training issued a statement presenting the solution and position of the Ministry in the case of Y & W GARMENT CO., LTD. whose owner fled. The Ministry claimed that after verifying the factory owners escape and settling for the workers at the factory, six measures will be […]
12/03/2024

Y&W Workers Go on Strike, Block 217th Street After Unsuccessful Meeting with Ministry of Labor

Phnom Penh: Hundreds of workers went on strike and blocked Street 217 in front of Y&W Company, situated at 217 Chamkar Dong Street, Prek Chrey Village, Spean Thmor Commune, Dangkor District on March 12, 2024. The strike persisted following a meeting between the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training and local union workers and other […]
07/03/2024

No Excuse to the Abuse of Women in the World of Work

Phnom Penh: The Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) is actively engaged in the International Women's Rights Campaign on March 8, marking its 113th anniversary with the theme "No Excuse for the Abuse of Women in the World of Work". The core message from CUMW emphasizes zero tolerance for sexism, sexual violence, discrimination, violence, […]
27/02/2024

Hong One factory strike demands 4 working conditions

Phnom Penh: Nearly 1,000 workers at the Hong One Garment Factory (Cambodia) in Sangkat Choam Chao, Khan Por Senchey, Phnom Penh, on February 27, 2024, went on strike in front of the factory to demand four working conditions. A total of 948 workers demanded the following four working conditions: Point 1. Request Hong One to […]
26/02/2024

Climate Change Impact Training Held for CUMW Local Unions in Svay Rieng

In a recent initiative aimed at enhancing awareness and preparedness among workers in the textile, garment, leather, and traditional materials sectors, representatives of local leaders from the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) in Svay Rieng Province participated in a training course on the effects of climate change. This training session, held on February […]
15/02/2024

CUMW partnered with CNV Internationaal Equips Leaders with Kobo Toolbox

Phnom Penh, February 15, 2024 – In a bid to amplify the voices of garment and footwear workers, the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) partnered with CNV Internationaal to equip union leaders with the powerful Kobo toolbox. A two-day training session, held on February 13-14 at Chhay Villa Cafe, Phnom Penh, saw 25 […]
26/01/2024

Shun Xin Luggage is engaging in anti-union discrimination and violating Cambodian trade law: IndustiALL Secretary General

Phnom Penh: Industry Secretary-General Atle Høie says the Shun Xin Luggage factory is participating in anti-union discrimination and violating Cambodia's trade union law after firing nine union leaders. The IndustriALL Global Union is calling on Shun Xin Luggage in Cambodia to reinstate nine union leaders with fixed-term contracts (FDCs) who were fired after forming a […]
22/01/2024

Pav Sina attends the 20th anniversary of Chea Vichea's death

Phnom Penh: To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the shooting to death of Chea Vichea, a hero who loved and protected the rights and freedoms of workers in Cambodia, Pav Sina, President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, led a working group on the morning of January 22, 2024. Chea Vichea was shot […]
20/01/2024

ASEAN Approves a Draft on Social Security Benefits for All Migrant Workers: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: Pav Sina, President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), said on January 17 that it was a good thing that ASEAN member states had approved a draft on the benefits of a social security system for all migrant workers in the region that shows the attention of government representatives of […]
19/01/2024

CUMW Evaluates Its 2023 Annual General Meeting in Pailin Province

Pailin: The Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) on January 19, 2024 held a meeting in the territory of Pailin province to evaluate its 2023 Annual General Meeting. CUMW held its 2023 Annual General Meeting on December 16, 2023 at the Himawari Hotel in Phnom Penh, which was attended by more than 200 national […]
16/01/2024

Decent Work Program Really Important For All

Phnom Penh: A decent work program for Cambodians, especially workers, is seen as important and an indispensable priority, but it remains to be seen whether the four pillars of decent work will be provided for all. Former Minister of Labor and Vocational Training, Ith Sam Heng, on March 29, 2023, said that Cambodia is a […]
16/12/2023

Pav Sina Thanked Partners for their Cooperation and Support

Phnom Penh: Pav Sina, President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) in the Annual General Meeting to review the work results of 2023 and the Action Plan for 2024, expressed his pleasure that the partner institutions were present to participate, cooperate and support CUMW. Pav Sina said that CUMW has been working […]
16/12/2023

CUMW Holds its 2023 General Annual Meeting and its Action Plan for 2024

Phnom Penh: The Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) on December 16, 2023 held a meeting to summarize the work achieved in 2023 and the action plan to be implemented for 2024 at Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh. The President of the Cambodian Social Accountability Coalition (ANSA), Dr. San Chey, on the occasion of presiding, […]
10/12/2023

International Human Rights Day 10th December Civil Society Asks Government to Address Priority Concerns

Phnom Penh: Civil society organizations and trade unions with more than 2,000 workers, people, farmers, practitioners of the informal economy this morning, December 10th, 2023, celebrated the 75th anniversary of International Human Rights Day in Phnom Penh. International Human Rights Day, commemorates the historic event in which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal […]
04/12/2023

Self-employed Individuals Can Now Apply for National Social Security Fund

Phnom Penh: Now, self-employed people can also apply for a National Social Security Fund membership card for only 15,600 riels per month. Making them eligable to receive 24-hour health care at all hospitals and their subsidies that are partners nationwide. According to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, in order to be able to […]
01/12/2023

Civil Society Brings Petition to Ministry of Labor, Urging Government to Ratify C190

Phnom Penh: More than 40 trade unions and civil society organizations on December 1, 2023, brought a petition to the Ministry of Women's Affairs and the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training in order to continue to urge the Cambodian government to ratify the International Labor Organization Convention. No. 190 (C190) as soon as possible. […]
24/11/2023

Minister of Labor welcomes cooperation with unions to promote better employment

Phnom Penh: Mr. Heng Sour, Minister of Labor and Vocational Training, welcomed and encouraged all unions in Cambodia to engage in dialogue and cooperation mechanisms to exchange experiences in order to improve the employment sector. This statement was made on the occasion of Ms. Yang Sophorn, President of the Federation of Trade Unions of Cambodia, […]
22/11/2023

Workers to Take Paid Leave During Water Festival from 26th-28th November

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has announced the implementation of the holiday during the Royal Water Festival, floating lanterns and worshiping the moon Ok Ambok 2023, all workers can take leave from November 26th until 28th, 2023.
22/11/2023

IndustriALL Workshop in Chennai for Affiliates in the Electronics Sector in India

New Delhi: As part of the India multinational company supply chain project, IndustriALL organized a workshop in Chennai for affiliates in the electronics sector in India on 17-18 November. Discussions focused on how best to organize and build unions in the sector, given the global context of the sector. Participants made an action plan, which […]
21/11/2023

Cambodia PM Thanks Unions, Urges Professional Representation

Phnom Penh: The Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Hun Manet, in a meeting with 18,108 workers from 13 factories based in Phnom Penh's Kambol district, thanked the unions who work independently and professionally. Do not use workers as a stepping stone to do something that is different from their skills. The Prime Minister urged the […]
31/10/2023

CUMW Vital to Sharing FTA Benefits with Cambodian People: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: President of Collective Union of Movement of Workers, Pav Sina said at the National Consultation Forum on Trade Opportunities and Challenges through Free Trade Agreement that CUMW will continue to work with ANSA to continue to play an important role to continue to disseminate knowledge as well as the benefits of Cambodia's Free […]
20/10/2023

CUMW Successfully Completes Women's Economic Resilience Project for Garment Workers During COVID-19

Phnom Penh: The final workshop of the project made by women on strengthening economic resilience for workers in the textile and garment sector on September 20, 2023 was held at DARA Hotel in Phnom Penh to demonstrate the success  Of past projects between Care Cambodia and the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW). The […]
20/10/2023

Japan's largest labor union to seek 5% or more pay hike next spring

Tokyo: Japan's largest labor union decided Thursday to demand a pay hike of at least 5 percent in annual wage negotiations next spring, strengthening its stance from this year to cope with persistent inflation. In its basic policy for 2024 "shunto" negotiations, the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, also known as Rengo, said it will seek […]
01/10/2023

Employers' attempts to destroy independent unions do not benefit the company: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: Pav Sina, president of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), said that employers' attempts to destroy independent unions are not profitable for companies, but only serve to worsen their reputation. His remarks came after three of the more than 10 local union leaders at Jun Yip International Cambodia, a bag maker […]
29/09/2023

Dozens Ask CUMW to Intervene in the Case of Cheating Brokers Facilitate to Work in a Factory

Svay Rieng: Dozens of people have been cheated by brokers for $70 to $130 each in exchange for a promise of work in a factory in the High Park Special Economic Zone in Bavet City, Svay Rieng Province. Pav Sina, President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), on September 29, 2023, said […]
28/09/2023

The Minimum wage of $204 Unable to meet the workers' expenses: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, Pav Sina, said that the increase in the minimum wage for workers in 2024, which amounted to $204, does not meet the workers' daily costs due to goods on the market continuing to rise in price. His remarks came after concluding negotiations with the […]
28/09/2023

Cambodian Workers 2024 Minimum wage is $204

Phnom Penh: After opening a series of negotiations between stakeholders, including employers, unions representing workers and the government as a mediator as a result of the negotiations of the National Minimum Wage Council on September 28, 2023 Workers' minimum wage in 2024 increases by $4, a total of $204 Voting at the National Minimum Wage […]
28/09/2023

Cambodian Workers are Waiting for any Positive Results From 2024 Minimum Wage Negotiations

Phnom Penh: Workers across Cambodia are waiting for the outcome of the minimum wage negotiations for 2024, this afternoon, September 28, the National Minimum Wage Council held its sixth round of talks with regard to the increase in the minimum wage for workers in 2024. It is still expected that through negotiations between the parties […]
26/09/2023

CUMW Holds Internal Meeting of Management and Staff on The Project Developed by Women

Phnom Penh: The Collective Union of Movement of Workers on September 26, 2023, held its internal meeting of leaders and staff on the implementation of projects developed by women to strengthen the economic resilience of garment workers during Covid-19 held in Phnom Penh to evaluate the implementation of the project in the past 10 months. […]
20/09/2023

Many Workers Injured in Car Crash on National Road 51

Kampong Speu: In the morning of September 20, a horrific traffic accident occurred on National Road 51 in Koki village, Samrong Leu commune, Ang Snoul district, Kandal province, between a truck carrying workers and a family car, causing 22 of the 44 occupants to be seriously injured. While transporting workers to work at the 28th km […]
18/09/2023

2024 Minimum Wage Negotiations Could Lead to More Positive Changes: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: The President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, Pav Sina, after concluding the talks on negotiating the minimum wage for workers in 2024, which was held on September 18, expressed his expectation that wage negotiations could lead to more positive changes. "For me, today's result is not a final decision. We […]
18/09/2023

Unions Maintain $215 Figure and Call for 11 Points To Be Resolved

Phnom Penh: On the morning of September 18, the National Minimum Wage Council held the fifth round talks to negotiate an increase in the minimum wage for workers in 2024, in which the union representing workers continues to maintain its $215 figure, while employers raised theirs by 50 cents to $201.50. It is still expected […]
13/09/2023

Pav Sina Asked Government and Employers, Consider raising Suspension Allowance to 50% of Minimum Wage

Phnom Penh: President of CUMW, Pav Sina, asked the government and factory owners to consider providing benefits for suspended workers at a rate of at least 50 percent of the $200 minimum wage because the current $70 allowance, does not adequately meet the household economic needs of workers. Pav Sina stated that the allowance of […]
11/09/2023

4th round of 2024 workers' wage talks, unions side maintains $215 while employers $201

Phnom Penh: After the talks on the morning of September 11, the unions still maintain their position in setting the 2024 wage figure at $215, while the employer side still maintains the figure of $201, and the next round of talks will be held at September 18, bringing the expectations for today's discussion that there […]
11/09/2023

Stakeholders start talks on increasing minimum wage for 2024 Round 4

Phnom Penh: The National Minimum Wage Council, which has unions representing workers, employers and the government as a mediator, on September 11, resumed the fourth round of discussions on setting the minimum wage for workers in 2024. It is expected that through today's discussions, stakeholders will be able to find a common ground that will […]
06/09/2023

Cambodia still favorable for investment: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: A union leader in Cambodia said that Cambodia is still a country with more potential and favorable factors than other countries in the region for investment, although the world has not yet passed the Covid-19 pandemic and it is also being hit by the war crisis between Russia and Ukraine, which has had […]
05/09/2023

Minimum wage increase should reflect commodity inflation in the market

Phnom Penh: Despite the difficult economic situation around the world, the negotiation of the minimum wage for workers in Cambodia for 2024 can still go smoothly, and the results of the negotiations between the relevant parties, with the unions as worker’s representatives propose for a wage figure of $215, while the employer put an additional […]
04/09/2023

Minimum Wage negotiations this year more difficult than last year: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: President of Collective Union of Movement of Workers, Pav Sina, said that the negotiation of the minimum wage for workers in 2024 is as difficult as the negotiations held last year due to the bad situation of the global economy, especially the war between Russia and Ukraine, which has a negative impact on […]
04/09/2023

Wage meeting: Union side proposes $215 and employers $201

Phnom Penh: Regarding the discussion on the minimum wage, the union side proposed a figure of 215 dollars, the employer side proposed a figure of only 201 dollars, while the Royal Government has not yet released the figure and the National Minimum Wage Council will hold a meeting to discuss the 4th meeting. On the […]
25/08/2023

Kampong Speu to be included in pilot project to implement road safety policy at factory-level

Kampong Speu: Kampong Speu Province, which is known for its favorable geographical location and has great potential to attract investors, especially investment in garments, shoes, bags and travel products, will be included in the pilot project to implement the road safety policy at the factory level throughout the province. This was stated by the President […]
19/08/2023

Successful Close to 2-Day CUMW Training of Trainers

Phnom Penh: The Training of Trainers by the Collective Union of Movement of Workers in collaboration with CARE on August 18, closed successfully with the implementation of the transfer of knowledge gained from the training and education about new topics at the Polowai Hotel, Phnom Penh. A total of 50 trainers who participated in the […]
17/08/2023

CUMW-CARE launch peers review

Phnom Penh: The Collective Union of Movement of Workers and CARE on August 17, jointly opened a training session to educate peers about the practice of transferring knowledge gained from the training and study and discover some new topics at Poulo Wai Hotel Phnom Penh. A total of 24 peer educators participated in today's review session […]
16/08/2023

Pregnant Worker Dismissed by San Feng Factory Resolved to Return to Work

Phnom Penh: Pregnant worker Hang Kakada, who was fired by Sanfeng (Cambodia) Company Limited in the Manhattan Special Economic Zone in Bavet City, Svay Rieng Province, stakeholders including union representatives, factory representatives and the Department of Labor and Vocational Training of Svay Roeung Province together, resolved and reached an agreement to accept this worker back […]
15/08/2023

Local Union leader at Hop Lok factory threatened to death

Kandal: Yorn Vannak, President of the Workers 'Movement Union at Hop Lock Corporation Factory in Trapeang Bruy Village, Bekchan Commune, Ang Snoul District, Kandal Province, was threatened with death by the President of Khmer Union Federation of Workers Spirit at the same factory because they did not want to have a union that protects the […]
19/07/2023

Unions file complaint against Italian brands remaining in Myanmar

Phnom Penh: 17 July, Italian NGO Italia-Birmana Insieme, who works with banned Myanmar trade union IWFM and CTUM, have filed a complaint with the OECD’s NCP in Italy against a number of garment brands, including Love Moschino and OVS, who still produce in Myanmar despite continuing violations of workers’ rights. Since the military coup in […]
13/07/2023

Local union leader at Hop Lok factory fired after union election

Phnom Penh: The leader of the labor movement union at the Hop Lok (Cambodia) CO,. LTD in TrapeangBruy village, BekChan commune, AngSnoul district, Kandal province, was fired by his employer after voting to form a union at the factory in order to protect their rights and freedoms, legal interests of workers, especially in improving working […]
11/07/2023

San Feng factory owner in Manhattan Special Economic Zone, Bavet City, angrily terminates pregnant workers

Phnom Penh: Three pregnant workers who worked at San Feng (Cambodia) Company Limited in Manhattan Special Economic Zone, Bavet City, Svay Rieng Province were fired by the factory owner, despite the three workers still hqving valid employment contracts. This is an act that seriously violates the Cambodia labor laws and the recommendations of the head of government, Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.
09/07/2023

Pav Sina Meets Local Union Leaders on National Road 3 and Association Members With Nearly 200 Participations

Takeo: President of the Confederation of Cambodian Workers' Movement (CCW), Pav Sina, on Sunday morning, July 9, met with local union leaders along National Road 3 in Takeo and Kampong Speu provinces at the location of the Technical Research and Agriculture Training Department, as well as association members with nearly 200 participation, who are engaged in the informal economy, for the purpose of disseminating and educating more about the knowledge of traffic laws and driving on public roads in collaboration with (AIP).
07/07/2023

Two elected union leaders have been terminated by the owner of Shunxin Luggage after forming independent union

Phnom Penh: Two union leaders at the Shunxin Luggage Industry CO, LTD in Kampong Chhnang province were terminated thus violating the labor law and the union law by announcing the termination of their employment contracts for a period of three months after the election the independent unions at the grassroots level, despite knowing that elected local union leaders are under special protection by the law.
07/07/2023

Update: 2 STARITE Administrators Fired after it was found that Samdech Techo's Allowance was Deducted for Pregnant Workers

Phnom Penh: After a settlement between the parties involved in the case of the allowance for pregnant workers, introduced by Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, two STARITE factory administrators, who conspired to cut the allowance to pregnant women in Samdech Techo, were fired in order to comply with factory orders and the deducted […]
03/07/2023

Workers, 3-Months Pregnant at STARITE Factory, Received a Deduction of $100 from Samdech Techo

Kandal: workers who were 3 months pregnant worked at STARITE (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. in Trapeang ChheuNeang village, Peuk commune, AngSnoul district, Kandal province were deducted $100 each by the factory administration, which they received a total of $200 during a meeting with Cambodia PM Samdech Techo HUN SEN in AngSnoul district on June 29.
27/06/2023

Pav Sina supports the establishment of labor court, but must be an independent and professional court

Phnom Penh: CUMW President, Pav Sina expressed his support for the Cambodian government to establish a labor court system that will emerge in the near future, but he wants to see the judiciary that to be borne in the near future is an independent and professional judiciary to restore trust and confidence from all parties […]
27/06/2023

Pav Sina Supports Efforts to Create 300,000 New Jobs Every Year, but the Government Should Do More

Phnom Penh: CUMW President, Pav Sina, expressed his support and applause for the efforts to create 300,000 new jobs every year so that people can have jobs, but he said that in addition to creating jobs for the people, the Royal Government should know that there is more work to be done. His remarks came […]
22/06/2023

Pav Sina Brings an Additional $730 from US Philanthropists to Pom Pisey

Kampong Speu: Pav Sina President of CUMW, On June 22, brought an additional $730 from US philanthropists to Pom Pisey, who suffered an electric shock that left him paralyzed in both arms located in Trapeang Thmor Village, Srong Commune, Kong Pisey District, Kampong Speu Province. On June 20, Pav Sina had already visited Pom Pisey […]
17/06/2023

CUMW-VBNK Hold Discussion Meeting on How to Prepare a Budget for Institution and Donors

Phnom Penh: CUMW and the non-profit organization VBNK this morning, June 17, held a meeting on how to prepare a budget for institutions and donors at CUMW's headquarters in Phnom Penh. The purpose of this meeting is to strengthen the existing capacity of CUMW to prepare its budget to be used within the time limit […]
08/06/2023

4 Months Pregnant Sun Chamroeun, Terminated by SHEICO, Resolved to Return to Work

Phnom Penh: After the intervention and help from the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), Sun Chamroeun, who was 4 months pregnant, was terminated by SHEICO Group on May 29, 2023. Returned to work as usual. After receiving complaint from Sun Chamroeun on May 31, the CUMW processed both domestic and foreign complaints, and […]
02/06/2023

Dismissing a pregnant woman by SHEICO Group is the worst unacceptable act

Phnom Penh: It's the worst and the most unacceptable act of SHEICO Group in the Manhattan Economic Zone, Bavet City, Svay Rieng Province, to terminate the employment contract of a 4-month pregnant woman on Monday, May 29, 2023. The victim, Sun Chamroeun, female, ID number 22887, had a QC position in the company. President of […]
01/06/2023

Partnership Between CARE and CUMW Really Educates the Workers

Phnom Penh: The partnership between CARE International Cambodia and the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) has provided a great deal of knowledge to workers, with workers receiving training on topics such as social protection, workplace violence and financial management which are all important knowledge that they experience in working place and daily life. […]
30/05/2023

CUMW and CARE Hold Reflection Meeting Project on Strengthening the Economic Resilience of Garment Workers During Covid-19 - Made By Women

Phnom Penh: Today, May 30, CUMW and CARE Cambodia held a reflection meeting project on Strengthening the Economic Resilience of Garment Workers During Covid-19 - Made By Women to review the project, which both sides have been working together to implement this project for the past six months, Training 45 trainers and share knowledge to […]
24/05/2023

CUMW Express Strong Support and Solidarity with Korean Metal Workers

Phnom Penh: The Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), an independent professional organization working to protect the rights, freedoms and interests of workers and a member of IndustiALL, on May 24, 2023, emphasized its full support, Join with South Korean metallurgists for a protest march in South Korea scheduled for May 31 in Seoul. […]
22/05/2023

Unions Voice Strong Supports the government's additional protection policy for workers from pregnancy to 2-year-old children

Phnom Penh: President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), Pav Sina, expressed his strong support for the announcement of the government's additional protection policy for pregnant workers by providing financial support from pregnancy to 2-year-old children, in addition to what Has provided in the past, including the Prince's various subsidies. "I am […]
19/05/2023

Pav Sina urges stakeholders to review employers who close factories and fail to pay legal compensation to workers

Phnom Penh: President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), Pav Sina, urged all stakeholders to review the employers who used the excuse of loss of order and the Covid-19 epidemic and closed the factory by not paying compensation is a legitimate benefit to workers that has caused economic hardship and workers' costs. […]
19/05/2023

The current wages of workers are not able to meet the living needs: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: The president of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), Pav Sina, said that the current wages of garment workers could not meet the living needs. While citing the fact that workers' wages could not meet the living expenses of workers, but he said that the wages of garment workers in Cambodia […]
18/05/2023

Stakeholders need to participate in promoting and protecting well-being of workers in the workplace: Pav Sina

BANGKOK: On May 18, 2023, President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) Pav Sina and Secretary-General Preap MunySovann attended a meeting on health and safety in TGLS Sector in Asia Pacific, in Bangkok, Thailand to involve stakeholders in promoting occupational health and safety in accordance with international conventions. The meeting was held […]
16/05/2023

CUMW issues letter announcing the composition of local union leaders to Shunxin Luggage, Lacoste and Stakeholders

Phnom Penh: The Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) would like to inform the employers of Shunxin Luggage Industry (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. located in Chamkar Svay village, Sethy Commune, Samaki Meanchey District, Kampong Chhnang Province and Lacoste Purchasing Company and other stakeholders to Inform and monitor the formation of a union in accordance with […]
11/05/2023

ADIDAS Urged to take responsibility for workers 'losses during Covid-19 and propose workers' protection fund during global crisis

Phnom Penh: Representatives of 9 trade unions in Cambodia who are actively working in the field of labor on May 11, 2023 joined the global campaign at adidas clothing store In Phnom Penh city, aiming to make this large and well-known brand in the world to be responsible for the loss of workers' benefits during […]
08/05/2023

CUMW Holds a Meeting to Disseminate Its Policies

Kampot: On the morning of May 08, the Collective Union of Movement of Workers held a meeting to disseminate its policies, which are being implemented on a regular basis to stakeholders as well as partner institutions to demonstrate transparency, accountability and Its work efficiency. During the meeting held at Kampot Diamond Hotel, Kampot Province, Pav […]
07/05/2023

CUMW Holds Six-Month Reflection Meeting on the Implementation of CARE Women Project

Kampot: The Collective Union of Movement of Workers on the morning of May 7, held a reflection meeting on the implementation of Care Cambodia’s project "Made by Women to Strengthen the Economic Resilience of Garment Workers during Covid 19", which was launched on December 1, 2022. CUMW, in collaboration with CARE Cambodia, provided two 3-day […]
28/04/2023

Resolving Labor Disputes Outside Judiciary one of the Best, Easiest and Most Effective Mechanisms: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: President of Collective Union of Movement of Workers, Pav Sina, said that resolving collective labor disputes outside the court system is one of the best mechanisms that is easy, effective and takes a short period of time. His remarks came after being invited to attend the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Arbitration Council, […]
21/04/2023

All Relevants urge government to ratify Convention C190 to eliminate gender-based violence and harassment in the workplace

Phnom Penh: Union leaders and civil society organizations in Cambodia still see the use of violence and gender-based harassment in the garment industry in Cambodia, despite the efforts of stakeholders to prevent it. however, Stakeholders urged the government to ratify Convention C190 to eliminate violence and gender-based harassment in the workplace. The President of the […]
31/03/2023

CCW Holds a Meeting on Preparations for International Labor Day May 1

Phnom Penh: The Confederation of Cambodian Workers' Movement CCW held a meeting on March 31, on the Preparations of the International Labor Day on May 1 with the participation of leaders and officials of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers CUMW, the Independent Labor Union Coalition ILUC, the Cambodian Independent Trade Unions Federation CITUFED, […]
29/03/2023

Adidas Needs Social Responsibility for Loss of Workers' Interests

Phnom Penh: President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, Pav Sina, said that the owner of the Adidas brand must be responsible for the workers' benefits card because the company that supplies Adidas is part of the profit for the brand.  In particular, workers are an important productive force for companies as well […]
14/03/2023

Social Assistance Fund should be available to all under the Labor Law: Pav Sina

Phnom Penh: Pav Sina, President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers CUMW, said that the social assistance fund of Cambodia Government and from the employer side should be received for everyone under the Cambodian Labor Law. He mentioned that the artisans who used to work at The Artisans Angkor were suspended by their […]
12/03/2023

CCW and WMF sign Annex to Collective Bargaining Agreement

Siem Reap: The Confederation of Cambodian Worker-Movement CCW and the World  Monument Fund WMF signed the Annex to Collective Bargaining Agreement CBA today. The technical working group of CBA Negotiation of CCW has managed to hold meetings and discussions with the employer, the World Monument Fund since December 2022 in order to review and negotiate the […]
11/03/2023

Pav Sina urges Cambodians in and outside the country, support Cambodian made souvenirs

Siem Reap: Pav Sina, President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers CUMW, urged Cambodians, both inside and outside the country, to support Cambodian products, especially souvenirs, which show the great identity and culture of Cambodia since ancient times. On the occasion of attending the inauguration ceremony of Cambodia Handicraft Incubation Center SATCHA in […]
06/03/2023

Celebrating 112 Women's Day, Pav Sina Urges the Government to Review and Consider the Ratification of Convention 190

Phnom Penh: The ILO C190 Commission in Cambodia Celebrates the 112 International Women’s Day, calling for joining to eliminate gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work, as well as for the Cambodian government to ratify the ILO Convention No. C190, which is extremely beneficial to workers, employers and the public for addressing violence […]
02/03/2023

Pav Sina asked government and Ministry of Labor consider providing social assistance funds and set employers to pay workers' suspensions

Phnom Penh:Observing that at the beginning of 2023, factories and enterprises in Cambodia continued to suspend, which led to a significant impact on the source of income of workers, Mr. Pav Sina, President of Collective Union of Movement of Workers asked the Cambodian government to consider providing social assistance funds, such as the Ministry of […]
01/03/2023

NIKE needs to check its supply chain T-Win Garment for union discrimination

Phnom Penh: NIKE, a world-class buyer and well-known company, needs to look at its suppliers, especially T-Win Garment Cambodia Co., Ltd.  that discriminates against unions and threatens workers in all forms. Pav Sina, president of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers, urged NIKE to look into all its suppliers, especially T-Win Garment Cambodia Co. […]
27/02/2023

Nike responsible for losing workers' benefits during covid-19

Phnom Penh: Pav Sina, President of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers CUMW urged Nike to take responsibility for the loss of legitimate benefits of workers who did not receive full benefits during covid-19.
16/02/2023

Union movement not an obstacle for investors to do business in Cambodia - Pav Sina

Union movement not an obstacle for investors to do business in Cambodia - Pav Sina
15/02/2023

Pav Sina: Freedom of creating local union remains an issue

Pav Sina: Freedom of creating local union remains an issue
07/02/2023

CUMW's Representative Join productive employment and decent work for sustainable development ITP

CUMW's Representative Join productive employment and decent work for sustainable development ITP
04/02/2023

Civil society voices strong support for extending maternity leave to 6 months

Civil society voices strong support for extending maternity leave to 6 months
01/02/2023

NMC identifies 4 priorities for 2023 implementation

NMC identifies 4 priorities for 2023 implementation
31/01/2023

CUMW Leaders and Officials Visit Sachak Cultural Center in Siem Reap

CUMW Leaders and Officials Visit Sachak Cultural Center in Siem Reap
29/01/2023

Union leaders: EBA and GSP are still important for Cambodia

Union leaders: EBA and GSP are still important for Cambodia
27/01/2023

Maintaining EBA and GSP helps increase rates in 2023: Pav Sina

If Cambodia can maintain the EBA and GSP, it will help increase investors and employment rates in 2023: Pav Sina
22/01/2023

CUMW pays tribute to Mr. Chea Vichea on the 19th anniversary

CUMW pays tribute to Mr. Chea Vichea on the 19th anniversary
20/01/2023

Closing second training of trainers of project made by women to strengthen the economic resilience of garment workers during Covid-19

Closing second training of trainers of project made by women to strengthen the economic resilience of garment workers during Covid-19
18/01/2023

CUMW and CARE launch second training of trainers of project made by women to strengthen the economic resilience of garment workers during Covid-19

CUMW and CARE launch second training of trainers of project created by women to strengthen the economic resilience of garment workers during Covid-19
13/01/2023

Bilateral meeting between CUMW and ANSA to strengthen cooperation

Bilateral meeting between CUMW and ANSA to strengthen cooperation
09/01/2023

CUMW: a Top Trade Union with Transparency and Activity in promoting labor rights

CUMW: a Top Trade Union with Transparency and Activity in promoting labor rights
07/01/2023

CUMW kicks off its AGM 2022 and its 2023 Action Plan

The Collective Union of Movement of Workers kicks off its AGM for 2022 and its 2023 Action Plan
30/12/2022

Pav Sina urges casinos, factories and other Enterprise to take measures to prevent fires in the workplace

Pav Sina urges casinos, factories and other Enterprise to take measures to prevent fires in the workplace
28/12/2022

CUMW-CARE ended training on the project to strengthen the economic resilience during covid-19

CUMW- CARE ended training on the project to strengthen the economic resilience during covid-19
26/12/2022

CUMW and CARE launch Economic Resilience Project during Covid-19

CUMW and CARE join hands to launch garment workers' Economic Resilience Project during Covid-19
08/12/2022

Cambodian Union Leaders and Delegates from US, Canadian Arbitration Academy Discuss Three Key Agendas

Cambodian Union Leaders and Delegates from US, Canadian Arbitration Academy Discuss Three Key Agendas
07/12/2022

ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth

ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth
05/12/2022

Pav Sina calls on the Cambodian Government to ratify ILO Convention No.190 

Pav Sina calls on the Cambodian Government to ratify ILO Convention No.190 
30/11/2022

Pav Sina welcomes Ministry of Health’s measure on Derm Angkrong Maternity Hospital

Mr. Pav Sina applauds the action of the Ministry of Health and hopes that justice will be done for the victim
29/11/2022

Derm Angkrong Maternity Hospital accident

Mr. Pav Sina urged the Ministry of Health to look into the case of a woman who had an accident at Derm Angkrong Maternity Hospital
17/11/2022

Takeo Provincial Police Summoned Union Representative of Shoe Premier 2

Union Representative at Shoe Premier 2 Summoned by Takeo Provincial Police just Participate in Training with Partner Organizations
16/11/2022

Individual Dispute Resolution Procedures

Ministry of Labor and ILO Hold Tripartite Consultative Workshop on Individual Dispute Resolution Procedures by the Arbitration Council
14/11/2022

Workshop for Local Union Leaders

Local Union Leaders in Kampong Speu and Takeo attended a workshop organized by CWCC
02/11/2022

New Mingda factory strike

More than 600 of New Mingda factory workers strike to demand two working conditions
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