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Wednesday, 5.12.2007: Nineteenth Synthesis Report of ILO Shows that Strikes Declined from 20 Percent to 13 Percent

Posted on 6 December 2007. Filed under: Week 537 |

The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 537

“The 19th synthesis six-month report of the Better Factories Cambodia Project of the International Labor Organization [ILO], which was released on 31 October 2007, states that strikes for which workers failed to comply with one or more legal requirements at garment factories declined from 20 percent to 13 percent, compared to the previous report, among the workers employed to work in all factories.

“The report also shows that nearly half of the number of factories, which had been monitored during the last six months, have employed 500 to 2,000 workers and other employees, and their situation has been notably improved, ensuring that working overtime is to be conducted only voluntarily, and there is no punishment against workers and employees who refuse to work overtime. The report continued that 81 percent of the factories, which have been monitored, have at least one trade union, 7 percent interfered with the freedom of association to form professional organizations, and 4 percent engaged in anti-union discrimination.

“Half of the top ten non-compliance issues relate to occupational safety and health, including the arrangement of chairs, lights, ensuring the presence of nurses in the factories, creation of a policy for occupational safety and health, and creation of committees for occupational safety and health.” Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4454, 5.12.2007

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Angkor Cambodia, Vol.1, #5, 5-12.12.2007

  • Widespread Tree Cutting [countrywide] While General Election Approaches

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.6, #1510, 5.12.2007

  • Samdech Krom Preah [Norodom Ranariddh] Recalls Sharing of Power with Cambodian People’s Party [after 1993 Election]
  • [Drunken] Bodyguard of a High Ranking Official in Phnom Penh Pulls Out Gun and Points It at Motorcycle Driver’s Head [he is arrested – Siem Reap]
  • [Russian President] Mr. Putin Welcomes Success in Election, but Western Countries Say There Was Vote Fraud

Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.1, #65, 5.12.2007

  • Leaflets in Pailin Criticize Former King of Being Involved with Khmer Rouge

Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6210, 5.12.2007

  • Report of International Labor Organization Says Labor Conditions at [garment] Factories Are Slightly Improved
  • National Assembly Discusses Airlines; It Calls for Old Planes Not to Be Imported to Carry Passengers in Cambodia
  • Asian Development Bank Will Provide Money [approximately $130 million – not stated whether it is aid or loan] for Flood Protective Project in Cambodia

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.14, #3329, 5.12.2007

  • Mr. Sam Rainsy: Trees Are Ruined; Government Gets Only More Than $2 Million Income per Year
  • Civil Society Concerned about Atmosphere during 2008 Election

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4454, 5.12.2007

  • Nineteenth Synthesis Report of ILO Shows that Strikes Declined from 20 Percent to 13 Percent
  • Prince Thomico: Leaders at National Level Want Samdech Krom Preah [Norodom Ranariddh] to Be Supreme Advisor to the King
  • More Than 3 Million Khmers Were Killed, but Foreign Countries Say Only 1.7 Million Were Killed during Khmer Rouge Regime
  • Russian Embassy Holds Press Conference on Elections in Russia
  • US Company [Crown Beverage Cans (Cambodia) Ltd.] Opens Factory in Cambodia

Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #567, 5.12.2007

  • Sam Rainsy: If I Hold Power Even for Only One Term, Public Servants, Police, Soldiers… Will Get Appropriate Salaries

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