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Arbitral awards for the labor incident involving Can Sports Shoes Co., Ltd

This arbitral award is issued by the Arbitrator Council on the issue between Can Sports Shoes Co., Ltd (employer) and the ​Workers' representatives in resolving collective labor disputes of Can Sports Shoes Co., Ltd (employee). According to the award,​ 11 points are demanded by the employee side and are yet to be resolved including 1) the company pays a food allowance for overtime work once a week; 2) the company pays workers for unused annual leave as well as back pay for unused leave from previous years; 3) the company deduct 2000 riels each month from wages of union members as union dues; that the company stop union discrimination; 4) the company enforces laws and company policies fairly and equally; 5) the company installs more card scanner and opens the large gateway door for workers to avoid congestion which affects them being able to scan in on time; 6) the company takes measures against supervisors and team leaders who behave badly towards workers; 7) the company correctly implements rules when terminating workers due to misconduct; 8) the company prepares proper meals for workers at appropriate times; 9) the company ensures clean and hygienic food preparation; 10) the company makes sure that union dues are properly deducted from new union members, and 11) the company has no rights to remove workers from the union without the explicit consent of the worker themselves. The outcome of the arbitral award was that the employer was ordered to pay an overtime food allowance once a week. Regarding payment for unused annual leave, this was rejected, but the employer was ordered to help workers facilitate and encourage the use of their annual leave. The demand to install new card scanners was rejected. No orders or decisions were made regarding the other demands. This was a non-binding award.

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Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Kampong Chhnang
Issuing agency/parties
  • Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training
  • Khmer
Formal type of document other
Topics Labor

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Status Under negotiation
Adoption date/Enacted/Promulgation date/Signing date April 21, 2020
Effective/Enforced Date April 21, 2020
Publication reference The Arbitration Council
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The Arbitration Council

Address: #72, St. 592 (Corner of St. 327) Sangkat Boeung Kak II, Khan Tuol Kork Tel: 855-23 881 814 / 815 Email:

Legacy reference document Can_Sports_Shoe_Labor_Incident__21.04.2020.pdf
Keywords Labor Incident
Date uploaded March 1, 2024, 03:22 (UTC)
Date modified April 8, 2024, 04:17 (UTC)