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$15 gap in min wage demands of Cambodian unions, employers

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Sep '19
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Two different figures of a hiked minimum monthly wage for workers in the garment and footwear sectors in 2020 were recently released by Cambodia’s National Committee for Minimum Wage under the labour ministry: trade unions have demanded $199, while employers want $184. The meeting is scheduled to continue on September 12, the ministry said.

The government has increased the minimum wage for garment workers every year since 2014. The 2019 minimum wage was set at $182 a month, a rise of $12 over last year’s $170.

Ministry spokesman Heng Sour said the gap of figures offered by unions and employers is $15 and both parties provided different reasons to support their claims, according to Cambodian media reports.

Som Oun, president of the National Union Alliance Chamber of Cambodia, urged employers to provide maximum benefits for the workers, which will be acceptable for all parties.

Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions began on August 29 and are expected to end before September 25. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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