Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - NSSF plans labour day pick for ‘outstanding members’

NSSF plans labour day pick for ‘outstanding members’

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Garment workers participating in the NSSF contest. NSSF

NSSF plans labour day pick for ‘outstanding members’

The finals of the Outstanding National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Member for 2023 will be held on May 1, in the Peace Hall of the NSSF headquarters in Phnom Penh.

Heng Sophannarith, deputy director-general of the NSSF, told The Post on April 30 that 42 candidates had been selected from footwear factories from across the country and are ready to compete at the finals, which will be held on the 137th anniversary of International Labour Day.

He said the candidates have been training to improve their knowledge of the NSSF and its activities.

“In accordance with our statute, only footwear factory workers were eligible to compete this year. We selected 21 male and 21 female semi-finalists,” he added.

Sophannarith called on the public to watch the live broadcast of the event, to support the capable candidates.

He explained that the competition was established to focus on the value of workers in the Kingdom’s textile and garment industries.

Textile, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC) deputy secretary-general Kaing Monika said the event is an opportunity for capable workers to present their work, while the programme also serves to educate the public.

“It’s a happy opportunity for workers to show off their skills, intelligence and beauty, especially on the occasion of the 137th anniversary of International Labour Day. We will help spread the word to get as many participants as possible,” he added.

According to NSSF, the contest is co-organised by TAFTAC, the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) and several trade unions.


  • Tensions high ahead of historic Kun Khmer match up

    The long-awaited November 5 matchup between Kun Khmer legend Prum Samnang and Myanmar-Canadian boxer Dave Leduc has become the most anticipated fight of the year. The Wurkz Sena Kun Khmer promotion, which will be held at the Town Arena at Chip Mong 271 Megamall, will see six

  • Manet: Cambodia safe for travel

    Prime Minister Hun Manet acknowledged that Cambodia and China have cooperated to tackle internet scamming, fraud and other cross border crimes, but insisted that the “Kingdom of Wonders” is completely peaceful and safe. He welcomed tourists to come and explore its rich heritage. During a

  • UNESCO formally list Battambang gastronomy

    Battambang, renowned for its cultural heritage, has achieved a significant milestone as the first Cambodian municipality to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). The UCCN unites nearly 300 cities prioritising creativity and cultural industries in local development plans and international cooperation. On World Cities Day,

  • Cambodia pivots to solar, wind energy

    Cambodia is planning a move towards solar and wind energy to meet its rising power demands, according to Minister of Mines and Energy Keo Rottanak. On the sidelines of the Singapore International Energy Week event held recently, Rottanak emphasised the urgency of diversifying Cambodia’s

  • Angkor causeway symbol of Cambodia-Japan ties

    In a historic moment marking another milestone in the 70-year-long diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Japan, King Norodom Sihamoni celebrated the formal inauguration of a causeway located to the west of the world-renowned Angkor Wat. While presiding over the November 4 ceremony, the King emphasised the

  • Manet calls for Cambodia’s railways to get back on track

    Prime Minister Hun Manet has instructed the relevant authorities to expedite studies into upgrades to the Phnom Penh to Preah Sihanouk railway line. He suggested that the maximum speed on the line should be increased to 80km/h, in order to expedite the transportation of