At a meeting attended by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday, the Council of Ministers approved a draft law on expanding the scope of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to cover pensions.
The law is of immense importance, particularly in providing greater protection for women, Hun Sen said on Facebook on Saturday.
“The government will continue to provide workers with greater protections and further benefits to ensure they have better lives,” the prime minister said.
The draft law aims to expand the social security fund according to principles of solidarity and equality and comprises four parts – pensions, healthcare, health and safety at work, and unemployment benefit.
The composition of the law is designed to improve the livelihoods of workers, allowing them to live with greater dignity. This includes workers in the public and private sectors and those who come under the Labour Law, including housemaids and the self-employed.
Government spokesman Phay Siphan told The Post on Sunday that passing the law was a top priority. It will be forwarded to the National Assembly next week.