Cambodia’s first employers association is planning a two-day workshop for June or July on the country’s labor law and international labor regulations set by the International Labor Organization, said Van Sou Ieng, president of Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations.
He said the workshop, organized in cooperation with the ILO, will be the first of its kind to raise employers’ awareness of labor issues. Camfeba, comprising six business associations and several individual business owners representing more than 600 employers, was officially formed last December and recently recognized by ILO as a legitimate lobbying organization.
Labor experts have said that workers, employers and government officials all need to work together to improve Cambodia’s labor relations. They say the country’s labor relations have been shaken for years in spite of Cambodia’s well-written labor law and regulations.