PUBLISHED: 27 August 2019

Improving working condition

a. Improve the effectiveness of the inspection by establishing “Joint Labour Inspection” unit responsible for law enforcement, improving and ensuring welfare and health working environment, and protecting child labour abuse. The establishment of this unit could facilitate the inspection process where all relevant departments from MLVT conduct the inspection particular company/factory once at the same time.

b. Law on Trade Union: the draft law was adopted by the National Assembly on 4 April 2016 and by the Senate on 12 April 2016 and signed into law on 17 May 2016.

c. Wage: The monthly minimum wage for the footwear and apparel industry was set at 148$ for those on probation and 153$ after the probation period, according to MLVT’s Prakas 414KB/BrK dated 29 September 2016. This new Prakas will become effective starting January 2017. This new minimum wage was an increase from the previous 140$.

d. Child Labour: MLVT has developed a national policy on the protection of child labour abuse.

Phnom Penh Post, 3 February 2015