Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - 66th phase of cash assistance set for suspended workers

66th phase of cash assistance set for suspended workers

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Workers receive cash assistances through Wing agent. LABOUR MINISTRY

66th phase of cash assistance set for suspended workers

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced cash assistance in the 66th phase of its relief package for 3,571 suspended workers from 27 factories and enterprises in the garment and tourism sectors.

In a notice on August 13, the ministry said electronic payment service provider Wing will send a notification to the phone numbers of workers that are properly registered with their employers.

The ministry added that the cash handouts will be paid in riel and based on the duration of the worker’s suspension. Those laid-off from seven to 10 days will receive 60,750 riel ($15), while those who have been suspended for 11-20 days and 21-30 days will receive $30 and $40 in riel, respectively.

The ministry noted that Wing will transfer this cash assistance back to the government if workers fail to pick it up within 10 days of receiving notification from the bank.

“To receive this cash assistance, workers have to bring their Khmer national identification cards and their phones to any Wing agent. There is no service charge,” the ministry said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Prince Norodom Ranariddh passes away at 77

    Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the second son of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and former First Prime Minister of Cambodia, has passed away in France at the age of 77. “Samdech Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh has passed away this morning in France just after 9am Paris-time,”

  • General’s gun smuggling ring busted

    The Military Police sent six military officers to court on November 22 to face prosecution for possession of 105 illegal rifles and arms smuggling, while investigators say they are still hunting down additional accomplices. Sao Sokha, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of

  • Cambodia, Thailand to discuss border reopening

    Cambodian authorities from provinces along the Cambodia-Thailand border will meet with Thai counterparts to discuss reopening border checkpoints to facilitate travel, transfer of products and cross-border trade between the two countries. Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy governor Ly Sary said on November 22 that the provincial administration

  • More Cambodians studying in US

    The number of Cambodian students studying at US colleges and universities in 2020-21 increased by 14.3 per cent over the previous year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recent US government report. The 2021 Open Doors report on International Educational Exchange showed that 848 Cambodian students studied

  • Rise in planned flights lifts travel hopes

    Six airlines have applied to resume flights in December, while two others have put in for additional flights and routes, according to State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) head Mao Havannall on November 29. These account for 43 new weekly domestic and international flights in December, up 16

  • Hun Sen: Manet to be candidate for prime minister

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has reaffirmed that his oldest son Hun Manet will be his successor as Prime Minister if he is elected. Speaking during the inauguration of a new sewage treatment facility in Preah Sihanouk province on December 2, Hun Sen said Manet will be