Improving industrial relations in Cambodia's garment industry

The project aims to improve industrial relations in the garment industry through a mixture of policy advice and capacity building in selected enterprises at the industry level and at the national level.

At the enterprise level, the project will collaborate with an international garment brand (Hennes & Mauritz, H&M) to seek commitments to implement in selected enterprises a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Improving Industrial Relations in the Garment within those enterprises, and to eliminate so-called "unfair labour practices". At the industry level, the project will work with the Garment Manufacturers of Cambodia (GMAC) and major union con/federations to raise awareness of the MOU and of relevant aspects of the labour law. At the national level, the project will work with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training to improve conciliation skills, clarify rules and procedures concerning industrial relations, and continue to build a database on union registration and Most Representative Status certifications, and collective bargaining agreements.