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Cambodia to set 2014 wage for garment workers next month
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Nov '13
The Ministry of Labour, Government of Cambodia, would set the 2014 minimum wage for garment workers next month, reports The Phnom Penh Post.
 
A working group consisting of representatives of the Garment Manufacturers’ Association in Cambodia (GMAC), workers’ representatives and factory managers met officials at the Ministry of Labour to discuss formula for periodically raising the minimum wage in the industry, according to the Cambodian Council of National Unions.
 
At present, the minimum wage of a garment worker in Cambodia stands at US$ 75 per month.
 
During the meeting, the working group submitted a report, which would now be studied by the Ministry.
 
The Ministry would meet again on December 16, 2013, and set the minimum wage for 2014, a Labour Ministry official said.
 
In March this year, the Government of Cambodia announced raising the minimum wage for garment workers to US$ 75 per month plus a US$ 5 health allowance from the earlier US$ 61 per month. 
 
The present wage structure, implemented from May 1, 2013, was arrived at after Prime Minister Hun Sen’s intervention post failure of several rounds of negotiations between the representatives of various unions and the GMAC.
 
Subsequently in September, the Government formed a working group on raising the minimum wages of garment workers for the next 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.
 
From January to September this year, for which figures are available, Cambodia’s apparel exports grew by a sharp 22 percent year-on-year to US$ 4.1 billion, according to the Ministry of Commerce data.
 
The garment sector is the main foreign exchange earner for Cambodia, accounting for about 80 percent of the country’s overall exports. It employs over 300,000 workers, with more than 90 percent of them being female.
 

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