Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Cambodia to soon announce new wage for garment workers
Cambodia to soon announce new wage for garment workers
17
Dec '13
Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour is soon going to announce the new minimum wage for the country’s garment workers.
 
A Ministry’s working group comprising government officials, representatives of labour union and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has outlined three different schemes to raise the monthly minimum salary of employees in the apparel industry from the current US$ 80 per month, including a US$ 5 health allowance, to US$ 160 per month over the next five-year period.
 
While one of the schemes suggests adding US$ 16 annually for five years, another suggests increasing the minimum wage to US$ 160 from next year. The third suggestion is to raise the minimum wage each year based on various factors including the performance of the economy and inflation, reports The Phnom Penh Post.
 
Some labour unions are in favour of sudden wage hike, as it would greatly improve the lives of workers, whereas some other unions and the GMAC are seeking smaller increments, as a sudden pay rise would devastate many garment enterprises.
 
Earlier in March this year, the minimum wage was raised by US$ 19 per month from the previous minimum wage of US$ 61 per month.
 
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.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2017

UK textile & apparel exports up 7.05% in 2016: UKFT

The exports of apparel and textiles from the UK have increased by...

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2017

Himatsingka Seide incorporates subsidiary in Europe

Himatsingka Seide Ltd, one of the largest producers of home textiles...

Courtesy: Green Initiatives

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Feb 2017

Green Initiatives launches Re:Form to end textile waste

Green Initiatives, a non-government institution, has launched...

Interviews View All

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search