Notification On Public Holiday for Water Festival 2022
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training would like to inform all owners or directors of factories/enterprises covered by the Labour Law that according to the Labour Law and Prakas 277/21 K.B/Br.K.Or.Th.K dated 27 October 2021 on Paid Public Holidays for 2022, all owners or directors of factories/enterprises shall allow your workers/employees to have paid public holidays for the Water Festival for three days: 7th, 8th and 9th November 2022.
For factories/enterprises whose business is of global nature that requires regular operations which cannot be halted and allowing all workers/employees to have a public holiday at the same time affects the public interests or affects the operations of the factory/enterprise, the owner or director of the factory/enterprise shall arrange workers/employees to have a public holiday as per each public holiday in a rotating manner. Workers/employees who work on Water Festival holidays are entitled to additional pay which is equal to the wage of the normal working day. Owners or directors of factories/enterprises shall prepare a list of workers/employees who have to have days off in a rotating manner as per the above dates and keep it for the inspection of the labour inspector.
In the event that there is an agreement between workers/employees and the employer or it is stipulated in the factory/enterprise’s internal regulation or collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the day off of workers/employees can be taken on another day that is different from the public holiday stipulated in Prakas 277/21 above.
The Ministry would like to remind all owners or directors of factories/enterprises and workers/employees to continue to stricly implement the measures “3 PROTECTs” and “3 DON’Ts” and other necessary health measures.
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training strongly hopes that all owners or directors of factories/enterprises will implement this notification in an effective manner.
Phnom Penh, 24 October 2022
(signed and stamped)
Ith Sam Heng
- Office of the Council of Ministers
- Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Prime Minister
- Cabinet of Samdech, Excellency and Lok Chumteav Deputy Prime Ministers
- All relevant ministries and institutions
- All Municipal and Provincial Departments of Labour and Vocational Training