20 October 2016

Duty Free Access for Travel Goods Made in Cambodia

Duty Free Access for Travel Goods Made in Cambodia: On June 30, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced a major expansion of trade preferences that stands to bring significant benefits to Cambodia.  Under the new changes to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), Cambodia and other Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Countries (LDBDCs) as well as African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) countries producing travel goods

Nutrition Does Matter- Life of Garment Workers in Cambodia

Cases of garment workers fainted in the factory are growing remarkably in the past two years. From the interview, we find out that one of the main causes contributing the this serious health issue is the lack of nutrition for garment workers.

14 March 2016

This Year: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

14 March 2016
By Chea Sophal

Phnom Penh:  Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) and ILO/Better Factories Cambodia often took part in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.  This year theme for OSH Day is " Workplace Stress:  a collective challenge".

ILO Safe Work highlights that workers experience tough pressure to cope with the demands of present-day working life in which there are many risks such as tough competition, higher expectation on performance and long working hours.  These risks are contributing to the workplace becoming to a stressful environment.  Nearly in every single workshop in Cambodia I attended, I often heard about the discussion and comparison of productivity level of Cambodian workers compared to the other country.  Work-life balance is becoming more difficult to draw since the world of work need instant communications and faced higher levels of global competition.

Workplace is one of the sources causing psychosocial risks and at the same time is a venue to address those risks in order to protect the health and well-being of workers.

Below are some key messages on World Day for Safety and Health at Work over the past years.
Banner posted in 2011 in Kampong Cham Province: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

26 February 2016

Worker road deaths spike in '15

The Phnom Penh Post
In 2015, 130 workers were killed on Cambodia's roads, compared with 73 in 2014. Injuries, meanwhile, rose to 7,227 in 2015, up from 4,664 the year before. The total number of accidents increased to 6,491 from 3,800. NSSF director Ouk Sam Vichea blamed ...