Amid complaints from union and labour rights officials of illegal firings over the years, Cambodia’s garment factory association is holding a course on the termination process in Preah Sihanouk province today.
The Garment Manufacturer Association in Cambodia (GMAC) often holds courses about different aspects of the industry, and has invited factory managers as well as labour union leaders to learn the letter of the law when it comes to sacking, GMAC secretary-general Ken Loo said yesterday.
“[Terminations are] where we have seen the cause of some conflicts and confusion,” Loo said. “Many of the cases that are forwarded to the Arbitration Council revolve around termination.”
Moeun Tola, head of the labour program at Community Legal Education Center (CLEC), said the training could be a step in the right direction. Many complaints brought before CLEC involve union leaders losing their jobs without cause, Tola said.