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Cambodian PM promises benefits for garment workers
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Sep '17
Cambodian Prime Minister (PM) Hun Sen has promised the nation’s garment workers to lower water tariffs and house rents charged by landlords and said workers have to continue in job for 25 years to get the benefit of a pending pension plan. He said this recently while addressing around 10,000 factory workers at the Vattanac II industrial park near Phnom Penh.

Asserting that the Phnom Penh water supply authority would very soon cut the rate it charges landlords renting rooms to garment workers in the city, he said the landlords, in turn, will have to lower the price at which they sell water to their tenants from 1,200 riel to 800 riel.

The Cambodian PM has been meeting factory employees and workers in the last few weeks, promising populist benefits in what is seemingly an effort to garner backing for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) from a voter base long perceived to be sympathetic to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), according to media reports in Cambodia.

Such benefits include free bus rides in Phnom Penh for two years, free health insurance and medical check-ups, higher maternity pay and a monthly minimum wage of at least $160 for 2018. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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