ITH Sam Heng

Type: Person
Name: ITH Sam Heng
Title: Minister - Ministry of Social Affairs, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation (Cambodia)
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Cambodia Holds First Training for Private Recruitment Agencies

AKP Phnom Penh, March 26, 2014 –The first training for private recruitment agencies on new regulations governing the sending of Cambodians to work abroad was held here yesterday under the presidency of H.E. Ith Sam Heng, Minister for Labor and Vocational ... [Published Agence Kampuchea Presse - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

Cambodia: Urging garment manufacturers to respect workers’ rights

In a joint open letter sent today, FIDH and its member organisations in Cambodia, LICADHO and ADHOC, call on the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) to refrain from supporting in any way violent repression or retaliatory measures against ... [Published Fidh - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

Strike Action to Back Higher Pay For Garment Workers Loses Steam

Only two of eight labor unions representing garment workers in Cambodia went on strike as planned beginning Wednesday to back their demands for a higher minimum wage as the government called the industrial action illegal and warned of possible action ... [Published Radio Free Asia - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

Businesses need help fighting corruption: CAMFEBA

Thursday, 13/03/2014| 11:06Corruption is weighing on businesses, and the avenues to address it are limited, according to Cambodia’s leading employer association.At a joint conference with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Cambodian Federation ... [Published Vietstock - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

Report Calculates Major Drain of Corruption

— Cambodia losses about 10 percent of GDP, or $1.7 billion annually, to corruption, according to a report release on Wednesday by International Labor Organization.Farid Hegazy, a senior economist at the ILO who led the research, said Wednesday that chronic ... [Published Voice of America - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Feb 19 2014 - Updated Feb 19 2014 - 1 reports

Special Olympics exec vote in new president

Vorng Saut, the Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, was named as the new president of the Special Olympics Committee of Cambodia following elections held at the ministry yesterday morning. Vorng Saut replaced Labor and Vocational ... [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 19 2014]
First reported Feb 18 2014 - Updated Feb 19 2014 - 2 reports

Raises pending, prices soaring [This is profiteering by some greedy businessmen]

Garment factory workers eat food near Asia Dragon factory in Takeo province last year. Increases in pay for workers have regularly been accompanied by increases in the cost of food and lodging near factories. Pha LinaWed, 19 February 2014Sean Teehan and Khouth ... [Published Khmerization - Feb 19 2014]
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First reported Feb 17 2014 - Updated Feb 18 2014 - 1 reports

Alarm over workers to Emirates

Cambodian labourers may soon be recruited to construction sites in the United Arab Emirates, where conditions are described as “tragic” by human rights groups. The Lebanon-based company that would hire the workers under the prospective scheme, Agostine ... [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 17 2014]
First reported Feb 11 2014 - Updated Feb 11 2014 - 1 reports

Unions, opposition ‘hindering wage talks’

Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy talks toprotesting garment workers in front of Kingmaker’s factory inSvay Rieng province in December last year. PHOTO SUPPLIEDSen David, The Phnom Penh PostTue, 11 February 2014Labour Minister Ith Sam ... [Published Khmerization - Feb 11 2014]
First reported Feb 10 2014 - Updated Feb 10 2014 - 1 reports

Unions, opposition ‘hindering wage talks’

Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng and ministry spokesman Heng Sour yesterday accused unions and the opposition of derailing the government’s efforts at minimum wage reform by striking and stirring up violence for their own political gain. “The government ... [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 10 2014]
First reported Feb 03 2014 - Updated Feb 03 2014 - 1 reports

Illegal factory floor removed

The illegally built second storey of the Siu Quinh garment factory in Phnom Penh has been destroyed, factory officials and workers said yesterday. Bun Leng, administrative manager at the factory in Dangkor district, said his company had demolished ... [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 03 2014]
First reported Jan 03 2014 - Updated Jan 03 2014 - 2 reports

In Cambodia, Three Dead As Garment Protests Turn Violent

The true cost of global high street fashion is once again in the spotlight after at least three people were shot dead in Cambodia when protesting garment workers clashed with security forces. Crowds numbering in the tens of thousands have been striking ... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jan 03 2014]

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Cambodia Holds First Training for Private Recru... [Published Agence Kampuchea Presse - Mar 26 2014]
Cambodia: Urging garment manufacturers to respe... [Published Fidh - Mar 19 2014]
Strike Action to Back Higher Pay For Garment Wo... [Published Radio Free Asia - Mar 13 2014]
Businesses need help fighting corruption: CAMFEBA [Published Vietstock - Mar 13 2014]
Report Calculates Major Drain of Corruption [Published Voice of America - Mar 12 2014]
Special Olympics exec vote in new president [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 19 2014]
Raises pending, prices soaring [This is profite... [Published Khmerization - Feb 19 2014]
Raises pending, prices soaring [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 18 2014]
Alarm over workers to Emirates [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 17 2014]
Unions, opposition ‘hindering wage talks’ [Published Khmerization - Feb 11 2014]
Unions, opposition ‘hindering wage talks’ [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 10 2014]
Illegal factory floor removed [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 03 2014]
In Cambodia, Three Dead As Garment Protests Tur... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jan 03 2014]
In Cambodia, Three Dead As Garment Protests Tur... [Published The China Blog - Jan 03 2014]
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Special Olympics exec vote in new president [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 19 2014]
Vorng Saut, the Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, was named as the new president of the Special Olympics Committee of Cambodia following elections held at the ministry yesterday morning. Vorng Saut replaced Labor and Vocational ...
Raises pending, prices soaring [This is profite... [Published Khmerization - Feb 19 2014]
Garment factory workers eat food near Asia Dragon factory in Takeo province last year. Increases in pay for workers have regularly been accompanied by increases in the cost of food and lodging near factories. Pha LinaWed, 19 February 2014Sean Teehan and Khouth ...
Raises pending, prices soaring [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 18 2014]
Since Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng announced in late-December that the ministry would hike the minimum monthly wage for the garment sector to $100, Nuch Sdoeung has, at times, questioned if he could even afford beef. “We do not yet earn a base ...
Alarm over workers to Emirates [Published Phnom Pehn Post - Feb 17 2014]
Cambodian labourers may soon be recruited to construction sites in the United Arab Emirates, where conditions are described as “tragic” by human rights groups. The Lebanon-based company that would hire the workers under the prospective scheme, Agostine ...
Unions, opposition ‘hindering wage talks’ [Published Khmerization - Feb 11 2014]
Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy talks toprotesting garment workers in front of Kingmaker’s factory inSvay Rieng province in December last year. PHOTO SUPPLIEDSen David, The Phnom Penh PostTue, 11 February 2014Labour Minister Ith Sam ...
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