[Cambodian] Migrant workers return

More than 20,000 migrant workers have passed through Battambang province’s Daung international border crossing this month to return home for Khmer New Year, while Poipet border officials say workers have yet to return through their checkpoint in large numbers.

Banteay Meanchey provincial Department of Labour director Ros Sarom told The Post on Monday that according to reports from Poipet international checkpoint authorities, migrant workers are likely to flock back from Thailand on Friday and Saturday.

He said the officials reported that this month, only one to two buses per day had crossed the border at Poipet.

“For the last several days, migrant workers have not been regularly crossing back into Cambodia. It is not a steady stream of people. Some days there was one bus with 40 people and some days two buses came through carrying seven, eight or 10 people.”

“Today is only the 8th and, according to the labour law, we haven’t yet reached the day when workers are allowed to have holidays,” Sarom said.

Written by Khorn Savi
Source: Phnom Penh Post
Published on 9 April 2019
Link: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-workers-return

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