‘Huge changes’ made to new draft union law [Cambodia]

Author: David Boyle, Phnom Penh Post [Cambodia], Published on: 18 November 2011

A new draft of the trade-union law included “huge changes” that removed all major controversial aspects of the legislation…Dave Welsh, country director for the American Centre for International Labour Solidarity, said the Ministry of Labour was to be commended for heeding criticisms of a law that…could have been “the most draconian trade union law in the region”…“All criminal sanctions against trade-union leaders have been dropped, and it will be much easier to form a trade union,” Welsh said.

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