Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Cambodian garment industry limping back to normalcy
Cambodian garment industry limping back to normalcy
08
Jan '14
courtesy: GMAC
courtesy: GMAC
After over ten days of unrest, the garment industry in Cambodia is limping back to normalcy has workers have started reporting back to work.
 
It all started when thousands of garment workers went on a strike on December 24, 2013, following the Government’s announcement of raising the minimum wage by US$ 15 for 2014, as against the workers’ demand of raising the minimum wage to US$ 160 per month from the existing US$ 80 per month.
 
The sudden strike forced several garment factories to either shut down or decrease the quantity of production.
 
Subsequently, to appease the striking workers, led by six trade unions—C.Cawdu, Niftuc, CUMW, FTUWKC, CCU and CATU—Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour announced an additional US$ 5 hike in minimum wage for garment workers, taking the monthly minimum wage to US$ 100 from the earlier US$ 80 per month, including a US$ 5 health bonus.
 
In addition, the Government also decided to implement the new wages structure from February 2014, instead of April 2014 as decided earlier.
 
However, the six agitating trade unions continued the strike, and the Government retaliated by using police force to crackdown on protestors, following which the strike has subsided and workers have started returning to work, according to Cambodian media.
 
The end of strike, one of the largest in Cambodia’s recent history, would put a halt to financial losses being sustained by garment manufacturers due to missed shipments.
 
In Cambodia, the garment industry is a major foreign earner with exports worth US$ 5.1billion shipped in the first 11 months of 2013, registering an increase of 22 percent year-on-year.
 
Meanwhile, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said that the recent labour unrest has cost US$ 200 million to the country’s garment industry and foreign buyers were likely to reduce their orders by about 30 percent in 2014.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Interviews View All

Textile industry, Head honchos

Textile industry
Head honchos

Athleisure is the current buzzword in fashion

Rahuul Jashnani, Jashn

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Denimsandjeans India 2018

Martina Giorgetti,

Martina Giorgetti

Italy-based Cibitex is a manufacturer of textile finishing machinery,...

Madhu Sudhan Bhageria,

Madhu Sudhan Bhageria

Incorporated in August 1990, Filatex India Ltd manufactures manmade...

Carmen Silla,

Carmen Silla

Leading the transformation of the textiles industry with disruptive...

Davide Vigano, Sensoria

Davide Vigano
Sensoria

Sensoria is a leading developer of smart garments and IoMe (Internet of...

Robert Erichsen, Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Robert Erichsen
Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Statex Produktions & Vertriebs Gmbh, founded in 1978 and headquartered ...

Urs Stalder, Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Tony Ward, Tony Ward

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi s.r.l

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

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

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

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

Leave your Comments


November 2019

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

Follow us on instagram

Follow

Follow Fibre2Fashion On


Advanced Search