Labor policy and administration
Unions push for minimum garment workers wage of $213
The latest round of negotiations on the minimum wage for garment workers has seen unions push for $213 a month, while employers are calling for $196. ...
Garment workers reveal how wages don’t cover living costs
With the minimum wage hike on the horizon, many garment workers who are working hard at low wages and still not able to pay for rent, food and send money home to their families hope their situation will soon change. ...
Ministry of Labor sets $194 minimum wage for workers in 2022
Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training sets US $194 minimum wage for textile, garment, footwear, travel accessories and bags workers for 2022. ...
PM adds $2 to minimum wage agreed for next year
The National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) voted to set minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors at $192 for 2022. Prime Minister Hun Sen then stepped in to add $2 to the total, making it $194 per month. ...
Garment sector wage negotiations resume today, workers may strike
The tripartite meetings to decide the 2022 garment factory minimum wage will resume today amid stalemated negotiations. Unions have warned of demonstrations if the talks do not result in a resolution. ...
Trade unions hope for some minimum wage increment
With Cambodia having gone through economic turbulence, just like other countries around the world, it’s difficult to say in which direction the third tripartite negotiation talks for the national minimum wage for next year will sway. ...
Tripartite talks over minimum wage start
Tripartite discussions on the 2022 minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors were set to begin on September 14. According to industry observers, the employers are planning to offer $183.40, as opposed to $214.20 requested by trade unions. ...
Wages set to increase for civil servants
The government will increase the minimum wage for civil servants, teachers, doctors, and armed forces in a move to improve their living conditions next year. Speaking in a cabinet meeting at the Peace Palace on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that wages for both government ...
National budget for next year set at $7.66 billion
The government has planned a national budget of more than $7.66 billion for 2020, which will be divided by sectors across 39 ministries and institutions. A press release issued by the Council of Ministers on Friday following a plenary meeting said the government expects the ...
Hun Sen defends lower minimum wage hike
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on garment factory workers to understand why the hike in the minimum wage next year is not as high as previous raises. The government has increased the wage for next year by $8, a decrease of $4 when compared to ...
Minimum wage set at $190 for 2020
Next year’s basic minimum wage has been increased by 4.4 per cent to $190 a month from $170 per month last year after the final round of negotiations ended in a vote last week, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced. ...
New minimum wage figures tabled
The National Committee for Minimum Wage has noted three different wage figures proposed by unions, employers and the government, according to a unionist. The three sides have been meeting to discuss how much money garment factory workers will receive each month next year. The current minimum ...
Negotiations to continue for next year’s minimum wage
Negotiations for next year’s minimum wage will continue this week as the parties work to reach an agreement that will impact about 800,000 workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Thursday. ...
Gap in proposed minimum wage
Unions and employers have proposed starkly differing figures of what the minimum wage for garment and textile factory workers should be next year. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions began on August 29 and are expected to end before September 25. After their ...
GMAC urges government to reduce financial burden on employers
As minimum wage negotiations continue, GMAC has asked the government to refrain from increasing the agreed-upon pay bump for garment workers by $5 because it reduces the industry’s competitiveness due to the added financial burden on employers. Minimum wage negotiations between employers, the government and unions ...
May Kunmakara & Mom Kunthear
Unions prepare to negotiate minimum wage
Unions are preparing to meet with Labour Ministry officials later this month to discuss the minimum wage in the garment sector for 2020. Last month, unions, Labour Ministry officials and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia held individual meetings on the minimum wage. On August 29, ...
Gov’t to discuss garment wage
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, and employer and union representatives will meet next month to discuss the 2020 minimum wage for workers in the garment and footwear sectors, where unions expect an increase of between $20 and $25 a month. ...
City Hall rejects CLC protest at Labour Ministry
City Hall will not allow the Cambodian Labour Confederation to stage a planned protest in front of the Labour Ministry today to demand a minimum wage for workers in the tourism, service and agriculture sectors. In letters, dated on Thursday and seen yesterday, Phnom Penh Governor ...
IOM: Cambodian migrants in Thailand relatively poor
A study released on Friday by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University has said that the majority of Cambodian migrants in Thailand were “relatively poor”, with many depending on jobs paying less than the country’s minimum wage. ...
Footwear protests continue into fourth day
More than 2,000 workers at King Maker Footwear Co continued protesting for a fourth day on Wednesday, as they demanded that 50 per cent of their salary be paid, after their jobs were suspended by the factory for a month due to a lack of ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
PM open to wage demands
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday asked the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training to consider the request of six union groups who have petitioned the government to set a minimum wage for workers in the construction and service sectors. ...
Cambodian migrant workers are welcome, says Kuwait diplomat
Kuwait is open for Cambodian migrant workers, said the Head of Mission at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Cambodia, Zaher M B M Alkhurainej at a press conference in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. He also stressed on the “consolidation and development of ...