Cambodia gives workers 3 days off from work with pay to go to the polls

Cambodia gives workers 3 days off from work with pay to go to the polls

Jun 05, 2023

Siem Reap [Cambodia], June 5: Cambodian authorities have asked private businesses and employers to allow workers to take three days off work with pay to return home and vote in the upcoming elections.
Cambodia is preparing for general elections scheduled for July 23, with 18 political parties vying for 125 seats in the National Assembly, according to the Khmer Times .
Addressing factory workers in the Kong Pisey district of Kampong Speu province on June 4, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that it was important for workers to take time off work to vote as citizens had to exercise their democratic rights me.
"On July 23, everyone, including workers and employers, will vote. It's the duty of the citizens. Which party they vote for or whether they vote or not is it. another matter," Prime Minister Hun Sen emphasized.
Mr. Hun Sen suggested that employers, especially factory owners and managers, allow pregnant workers to leave work 15 minutes earlier to ensure the safety of them as well as the unborn child.
Earlier on June 3, the Cambodian Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training issued two documents related to giving workers 3 days off work to vote.
In a document, Cambodia's Minister of Labor and Vocational Training IthSamheng stressed that all factory owners or directors must allow their workers to take three days off work from July 22-24 without loss of wages and benefits. profit.
"The employer must also try to pay the worker's salary before the 22nd of July. If not, then give the worker an advance salary. In addition, the employee is not required to present relevant documents when they return to work. back to work after the vote," Minister Samheng said in the text.
Source: ThanhNien Newspaper