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A police officer directs traffic in Sihanoukville on January 21, 2021. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Briefs: Police to Investigate Illegal Sihanoukville Business

The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration announced police are investigating a Sihanoukville business, a possible targeting of an illegal operator following a series of recent human trafficking rescues from scam compounds.

Workers at the Y&W Garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district on March 3, 2021. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Union Leaders Still Aim for Big Minimum Wage Increase

Ahead of minimum wage negotiations on Tuesday, union leaders say they are still aiming for a $21 increase for garment workers, though employers are lobbying for no increase in part due to regional competition.

Children are given non-phone activities to do at the Chambak community child-care center in Kampong Speu in June 2022. (Saroeun Phallika/VOD)

Kampong Speu Child-Care Center Gives Garment Workers Relief

Just a fraction of the country’s garment factories, predominantly staffed by women, have a child-care center. With reduced fees, healthy meals and a strict no-phone policy, a Kampong Speu child-care center is trying to fill the gap and ease the burden on working women.

A man drives a motorbike into the gate of Canteran Factory in Phnom Penh's Pur Senchey district after a protest disbanded on the morning of April 19, 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

Hundreds of Factory Workers Protest on Veng Sreng Blvd

About 200 factory workers protested on Phnom Penh’s Veng Sreng Blvd. for about an hour Tuesday morning after they learned that their struggling factory had removed valuable equipment from its premises.