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Cambodian govt forms board to raise apparel workers' wages
Sep '13
Garment workers in Cambodia may see yet another increase in their salaries as the Government has formed a new committee on raising the minimum wages.
The Government of Cambodia issued its second post-election announcement on salaries and has formed a committee aimed at boosting minimum wages of garment workers for the next year, reports The Phnom Penh Post.
Vong Sovann, secretary general of the Ministry of Social Affairs, said the committee, involving representatives from the Government, workers’ unions and the Garment Manufacturers Associations in Cambodia, will discuss wage raise after examining the living costs of the workers.
In March 2013, the Cambodian Government raised the minimum wages of garment workers from US$ 61 to US$ 75.
From January to March 2013, Cambodia exported US$ 1.34 billion worth of garments, showing a rise of 17.5 percent year-on-year. 
In 2012, Cambodia exported apparels worth US$ 4.61 billion, registering a growth of nine percent compared to exports of US$ 4.24 billion made in 2011.
The garment sector is the main foreign exchange earner for Cambodia, accounting for about 80 percent of the country’s overall exports.

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