Commerce Minister Asks ILO to Increase Training Programmes to Promote Labour Standard Compliance

AKP Phnom Penh, Cambodia's Minister of Commerce H.E. Pan Sorasak requested yesterday the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to increase training programmes for employers to promote compliance of labour standards at factories.

This request was made by H.E. Pan Sorasak at the quarterly meeting on Labour Standard Compliance of Garment and Footwear Industries under the International Labour Organisation-Better Factories Cambodia (ILO-BFC).

H.E. Minister also urged ILO to continue the cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, the Ministry of Commerce and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) as well as other stakeholders to encourage the labour standard compliance at factories, aiming at boosting Cambodia's garment industry and attract more investors.

A report of ILO shows that 481 factories operating in Cambodia have respected well the working conditions.

There are now some 1,087 factories in Cambodia with approximately 700,000 workers, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press