Cambodian labor unions lower minimum wage demands

Cambodian labor unions this week lowered their demands for a 60 percent increase to the country’s $100 minimum wage, as talks loom next month on setting a new wage.

Unions agreed to call for $150 a month during a meeting with officials from the Garment Manufacturers’ Association in Cambodia, which represents employers in the $5-billion garment industry, The Cambodia Daily reported Friday. …

Lauren Crothers