Cambodian union leader, Rong Chhun, was arrested in July 2020 for meeting with farmers fighting for their land rights. He has been held in detention ever since. Rong Chhun’s trial commenced on 15 January 2021. Here is what you need to know about Rong Chhun’s situation.
In Cambodia, union organisers are refreshing their strategies and tactics to educate workers about the dangers of asbestos. Using distance learning, union educator Kathleen Galvin is volunteering her time, skills and expertise to work with the APHEDA Cambodia team to help build the capacity or partner organisations.
In October 2020, APHEDA’s partner organisation, the Building Wood Workers Trade Union Federation (BWTUC), took the lead on Cambodia’s first Tripartite Consultation on Responding to Asbestos Hazards in the Construction Sector.
COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on informal workers in Cambodia. The Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA) is advocating for recognition of the extreme hardship its members are experiencing.
COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on workers around the world. Unions in Cambodia have been responding to construction workers impacted by the crisis. BWTUC have created a video to bring us the voices of workers impacted by COVID-19.