Government Spends US$4.6 Million Covering Unpaid Compensation of Workers

Royal Government of Cambodia has spent an amount of US$4.6 million to cover compensation for garment workers whose factory owners ran away irresponsibly due to bankruptcy.

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen pledged the accountability when meeting with some 17,800 workers from eight factories and enterprises in Kampong Speu province yesterday.

The pledged amount will be used to cover unpaid salaries and benefits of around 4,000 workers affected.

At the same time, Samdech Techo Prime Minister advised Minister of Labour and Vocational Training H.E. Ith Samheng to try to explore job possibilities for the affected workers so that their family's economy will not suffer.

Despite his tough schedule, since Aug. 20, 2017, Samdech Techo Prime Minister has managed 31 get-togethers with more than 362,300 workers from especially garment and footwear factories as well as enterprises across Cambodia in order to learn about their welfare.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press