Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Cambodian garment workers may get next wage rise on Jan 1
Cambodian garment workers may get next wage rise on Jan 1
17
Jun '14
Garment workers in the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia are likely to get their next wage rise on January 1, 2015, as the Labour Advisory Committee (LAC) has agreed to increase salaries on January 1 each year, reports The Phnom Penh Post.
 
At the tripartite LAC meeting, attended by representatives of the Ministry of Labour, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) and trade unions, agreed to increase salaries of those employed in the garment factories on January 1 each year, with the decision on the amount of wage increase to be finalized in the fourth quarter of each preceding year.
 
So far, decisions on increasing minimum wages in Cambodian garment factories were taken at irregular intervals by the LAC, without using any particular formula for determining wage scales.
 
Last year, the LAC raised minimum monthly wage from US$ 80, including a $5 health bonus, to $95, which met with protests from workers who were demanding the wage to be doubled to $160. However, Minister Sam Heng subsequently intervened to raise the minimum wage to $100 per month, which was implemented from February 2014.
 
According to the new agreement, the LAC will meet in the third quarter of each year to decide on the next year’s wage rise, and will vote on a specific number in the fourth quarter, which would come into effect every January 1.
 
The 28-member LAC would hold up to three meetings to arrive at a unanimous decision on wage rise, failing which a decision by majority vote would be taken in the third meeting to determine the next year’s new wage.
 
The exports of garments and textiles from Cambodia grew by 8.98 percent to $ 1.173 billion in January-March 2014, compared to exports of $1.076 billion made during the same period last year, according to the consolidated data released by the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC).
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 5th Dec 2016

Uster mill makes Indian yarn firm top supplier to China

Kikani Exports, one of India’s leading yarn suppliers, with 12 years...

Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Myntra to be EBITA positive by FY18: CEO Narayanan

Myntra is on track to achieve sustainable growth and be EBITA...

Courtesy: India ITME Society

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

India ITME 2016 opens with over 1050 exhibitors

The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME)...

Interviews View All

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

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
December 2016

December 2016

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search