Siem Reap Roadmap toward Labour Ministerial Declaration on Portability of Social Security for Migrant Workers in CLMTV Endorsed

Labour Ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (CLMTV) have endorsed the "Siem Reap Roadmap toward the Labour Ministerial Declaration on the Portability of Social Security for Migrant Workers in CLMTV countries".

The endorsement was made during the 3rd Labour Ministerial Conference on Labour Cooperation in CLMTV, held in Siem Reap provincial city on Sept. 17 under the theme of "Toward the Protection of Migrant Workers in CLMTV Countries: Cooperation in Social Security".

According to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training made public this evening, the "Siem Reap Roadmap toward the Labour Ministerial Declaration on the Portability of Social Security for Migrant Workers in CLMTV countries" serves as a guideline to a joint framework to ensure that migrant workers will receive benefits from social security upon their return home or changing the workplace within CLMTV countries.

Besides, it added, the conference also issued a Joint Statement on the Results of the 3rd Labour Ministerial Conference, emphasising on further strengthening of labour cooperation to ensure the protection of migrant workers in CLMTV by introducing a mechanism on the portability of social security.

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, presided over the official opening ceremony of the 3rd Labour Ministerial Conference, while H.E Ith Samheng, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training chaired the discussion, which aimed at promoting labour cooperation and creating a mechanism toward a joint framework on the portability of social security for migrant workers in CLMTV countries.

"These achievements are the efforts of the Government of Cambodia in strengthening and broadening the cooperation within the regional framework in order to protect and promote the welfare and benefits of migrant workers in addition to the social protection and promotion of livelihood of workers in the country, which is in line with the National Social Protection Policy Framework (2016-2025), the National Employment Policy (2015-2025), and the Labour Migration Policy for Cambodia (2019-2023)," underlined the press release.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press