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Meeting on draft union law pushed to Monday

Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng holds a meeting about Cambodia's controversial draft trade union law at the Ministry of Labour in July of last year.
Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng holds a meeting about Cambodia's controversial draft trade union law at the Ministry of Labour in July of last year. Vireak Mai

Meeting on draft union law pushed to Monday

The meeting of a bipartisan committee to discuss the draft trade union law has been delayed yet again, according to a ruling party official.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday, then tentatively set for yesterday, but Sok Eysan, spokesman for the Cambodian People’s Party and a member of the joint committee, said the group’s first meeting would now take place on Monday.

Despite the lack of a meeting with the Cambodia National Rescue Party over the controversial law, Eysan said the CPP half of the equation was still active yesterday, meeting with the Ministry of Labour to discuss union requests to change or remove certain contentious clauses.

“We had all the points regarding the requests of the unions, and we accepted the clarification of the ministry and their arguments about the context of each of the articles . . . and why we want to keep this context the same,” he said.

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