The Cambodian Government has given strict instructions to employers to implement the regulation (prakas) on paying seniority indemnity to all workers.
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training told media on Sunday (9 June) that the seniority indemnity should be paid along with employee’s salary, failing which Government will impose penalty on the employer.
Speaking on the same, Tes Rokaphal, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry’s General Secretariat of the Committee for the Resolution of Strikes and Demonstrations, said “Seniority indemnity back pay and future seniority indemnity payments for workers will begin in late June. The companies who do not follow this will be fined.”
However, he added that there shouldn’t be much concern as there is active participation from the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC). GMAC has reportedly sent a letter to Ministry confirming that GMAC members have been instructed to follow the regulation.
He also requested the workers to accept the regulation and not demand for more than what has been stipulated.
GMAC Deputy Secretary General Kaing Monika said that GMAC is closely working with the Ministry to conduct a 3-day training course starting today (11 June) on how to calculate the payment.
Hope the efforts reap rich dividends!