Secretary of State, H.E. Mam Vannak, (also the Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Labour Court Law Committee) recently publically acknowledged that the “Arbitration Council is widely recognized, trusted, and praised around the world for its dispute resolution services and its achievement in handling over 2500 cases and involving more than one million workers so far… ” during the EuroCham Human Resources (HR) forum held at the Intercontinental Hotel on Thursday 16 June attended by about 180 participants.

The forum is an opportunity for HR professionals and companies in Cambodia to focus on HR issues and opportunities that cut across multilateral organisations and private sector with session given by high level professionals in the HR field. This year key topics included: apprenticeships and vocational training, and healthcare and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).

The labour dispute resolution services of the Arbitration Council directly uphold the legal framework around which best practice HR principles interact. When respect and compliance with the law is matched with respect and active engagement between workforce and management, productivity flourishes.

Regarding the forum and HE Mam Vannak’s comments on the AC, Mr. Men Nimmith, Executive Director of the Arbitration Council Foundation responded: “… the Arbitration Council Foundation appreciates very much the opportunity to work closely with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, unions, and employer associations for the past thirteen years. We together have come so far because the tripartite industrial relations actors have a high level of trust in the Arbitration Council for its professionalism, independence, and credibility.”