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Cambodia: Ministry of Labour orders factory owners & companies to update their workers/employees' contact details to ease communication responding to the Covid-19 pandemic

"Ministry: Update worker contact info", 25 March 2020

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has told factories, companies and hotel owners across the Kingdom to keep up-to-date contact details of their workers in case they need to be contacted if a Covid-19 outbreak occurs in the workplace.

A … notice signed by Minister Ith Sam Heng said the ministry requires all workers to give clear and up-to-date contact numbers to senior officials at their workplaces.

… The notice said: “Those in charge of administrations, companies or others are required to update the contact numbers of your employees and give it to a working inspector…

“Owners or directors of companies, factories and hotels who fail to update employee contact numbers will be fined by the inspectors according to the Labour Law and are liable to penalties according to the law in effect,” the ministry warned.

Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) secretary-general Kaing Monika said the three-day deadline is realistic for owners as the information should be easily accessible and mostly up-to-date…

The Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) president Pav Sina told … that updating contact numbers during the pandemic is critical.

“Some employees don’t care about updating their contact numbers.

… “By retaining contact numbers and ensuring they are up-to-date, we will quickly be able to contact people should anyone be exposed to Covid-19 or develop symptoms,” he said.

Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (Cawdu) president Ath Thon said the measures would enable the ministry to effectively manage the workforce and ensure every employee is contactable should issues arise…