Organising Unit

Workers and their networks are better able to raise their voice to duty bearers and stakeholders and participate for change.

To date a very small percentage of workers are organized into unions or associations, estimated at less than 5% percent of the total Cambodian workforce. The vast majority of organized workers are found in the garment industry where around 60% of workers are unionized. Despite the relatively high number of union federations it is well documented that the ruling party has tried to control major unions to support their agenda. As noted by Nuon Veasna, while some of these trade unions make noise about labor violations, these noises have been perceived as `orchestrations’ of political parties to portray some semblance of democracy in the country. CENTRAL commits to supporting only independent federations, associations and networks. CENTRAL provides training and research to workers and independent networks on supply chains, core labor standards, freedom of association and social movement unionism and peaceful demonstration. CENTRAL facilitates the expansion of existing independent networks and the collective bargaining of these networks for increased wages, better working conditions and provision of relevant public services and policies.


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Op-Ed: Systematic Labour Rights Violation Needs To Be Addressed

Source: CambojA   At least 20 prominent independent trade union coalitions, support groups and associations provided thematic reports on the labor rights situation in Cambodia for the upcoming UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) pre-session in Geneva on 13 February 2024. In the previous UPR cycle, countries including the US, Sweden,...
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CENTRAL Calls for Labour Rights Violations to be Addressed

Source: Kiri Post In this commentary by Center of Alliance of Labour and Human Rights (CENTRAL), the organization speaks about improving labor rights in Cambodia and the need for unions to be able to operate freely. At least 20 prominent independent trade union coalitions, associations, and trade union support group...
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