Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - NSSF announces worker contest

NSSF announces worker contest

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Factory workers leave their workplace for lunch in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district on in 2021. Heng Chivoan

NSSF announces worker contest

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF), which is administered under the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, announced the recruitment of candidates for the “2023 NSSF Outstanding Members Programme” in honour of the 137th International Labour Day on May 1. The closing date for the applications is April 17.

According to the NSSF’s announcement, the event will be held in collaboration with the Textile, Apparel, Footwear & Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC), Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) and trade unions.

“The NSSF has been distributing and receiving applications from April 6 to 17 at the NSSF headquarters or all branches or can be downloaded from nssf.gov.kh or facebook.com/nssfpage,” it noted.

After applications are closed, interviews will take place on April 18 at the NSSF headquarters and at all branches of the NSSF. The final decision will be announced on May 1 at the NSSF’s headquarters located in Khmuonh commune of Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district.

Heng Sophannarith, deputy director-general of the NSSF, told The Post on April 10 that the 2023 outstanding members programme is an annual event held by the labour ministry. In Khmer it is called Samros Ek, which translates to “most beautiful or uniquely beautiful”.

However, he said that this year the ministry focused on NSSF members from the garment sector, and plan on moving to other sectors in the years to come.

“The 2023 outstanding NSSF members programme is the same as the labour ministry’s Samros Ek programme,” he said.

With the announcement of the selection of candidates to participate in this programme, Sophannarith said the ministry will also facilitate the process with garment factories to let the candidates who participate in the programme get paid leave to attend the festivities.

“For this programme, we have cooperated with the owners of manufacturing enterprises in the garment sector to facilitate the sending of workers who come to this competition by not deducting their wages for their absence for the ongoing process and during their 10-day training at the headquarters. So, during the competition they won’t have time to work at the factories,” he said.

According to the NSSF’s notice, the candidates qualified to participate in the programme must have at least three months experience working in the garment sector. They must be good looking, intelligent, friendly, have good communication skills and be popular among their co-workers.

Male candidates must be between 18 and 35 years old and at least 170cm tall. Female candidates must be between 18 and 30 years old and at least 160cm tall.


  • Ream base allegations must end, urges official

    A senior government official urges an end to the allegations and suspicions surrounding the development of Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base, now that Prime Minister Hun Manet has addressed the issue on the floor of the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78). Jean-Francois Tain, a geopolitical

  • Cambodia set to celebrate Koh Ker UNESCO listing

    To celebrate the inscription of the Koh Ker archaeological site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Ministry of Cults and Religion has appealed to pagodas and places of worship to celebrate the achievement by ringing bells, shaking rattles and banging gongs on September 20. Venerable

  • CP denied registration documents by ministry

    The Ministry of Interior will not reissue registration documents to the Candlelight Party (CP). Following a September 21 meeting between ministry secretary of state Bun Honn and CP representatives, the ministry cited the fact that there is no relevant law which would authorise it to do

  • PM to open new Siem Reap int’l airport December 1

    Prime Minister Hun Manet and Chinese leaders would jointly participate in the official opening of the new Chinese-invested Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport on December 1. The airport symbolises a new page in the history of Cambodian aviation, which will be able to welcome long-distance flights to

  • Cambodian diaspora laud Manet’s UN Assembly visit

    Members of the Cambodian diaspora are rallying in support of Prime Minister Hun Manet’s forthcoming visit to the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) in the US’ New York City this week. Their move is an apparent response to a recent call by self-exiled former

  • Minimum wage set at $204, after Sep 28 vote

    The minimum wage for factory workers in the garment, footwear and travel goods industries for 2024 has been decided at $204 per month, with the government contributing $2. Following several negotiation sessions, the tripartite talks reached an agreement during a September 28 vote, with 46 of 51 votes supporting the $202 figure.