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Labour asks firms to pay salaries early

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Labour asks firms to pay salaries early

The Ministry of Labour on Monday called on all business owners to pay salaries before July 27, to help their employees participate in July 29 national elections.

“In order to make it easy for workers to participate in the election of members of the National Assembly in the 6th legislature on July 29, all owners and directors of enterprise and institutions must prepare to pay salaries to their employees before July 27.

“If [you] unable to pay salaries at that time, please advance your employees 50 percent of their pay cheque,” it said in a press release.

Choong Wei Piau, general manager of Berry Apparel (Cambodia) told The Post his company would heed it.

“We will comply with the press release, but we also face some issues. We will try to solve them,” he said.

Coalition of Cambodia Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union president Ath Thorn applauded the ministry’s press release.

“I have a strange feeling because in past election seasons, the ministry didn’t seem to care. Regardless, I’m happy when it pays attention,” he said.

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