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Manufacturers Raise Garment Workers’ Pay

Manufacturers in Cambodia yesterday agreed to increase the monthly wage of garment workers by $7 per month by providing them with additional allowances for transportation and housing, bringing the minimum wage packet taken home every month to $73. The raise occurred as the number of strikes ...

Factory Owners Agree to Provide More Benefits

Garment factory owners have agreed to provide workers with an additional $9 in monthly benefits for transportation, housing and attendance in order to reduce growing protests in the sector, Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) officials said yesterday. “We will provide $3 in attendance bonuses and ...

Firms relocating for cheaper labour costs

Industrialists have raised concerns that the higher minimum wage is a key factor driving many labour-intensive manufacturers to relocate to less developed neighbouring countries. At a seminar on investment strategy in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam held yesterday by the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Firms-relocating-for-cheaper-labour-costs-30183724-showAds1.html

Unions to Form Committee to Focus on Minimum Wage

The leaders of seven major unions and labor confederations announced yesterday in a joint statement that they will form an inter-union committee to rally the government on raising the country’s minimum wage of $61, with the unions believe is too low. ...

Microfinance Firms Look to Retail Lending

While shopping for a brand-new television, 27-year-old Loek Bunhai recently bought a Sony flat-screen at the Sunsimexco retail outlet on Phnom Penh’s Monivong Boulevard for $345. But with a monthly salary of $300 from his job as a microfinance officer in Phnom Penh, Mr. Bunhai was ...

Strikes break out in wake of wage policy

Two strikes have broken out at large processing companies in the past week as employers respond to the government’s minimum wage policy with what workers say are cutbacks in conditions. Almost all the 800 Cambodian workers who staged industrial action at a seafood company in Songkhla ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/288647/strikes-break-out-in-wake-of-wage-policy

Leave Minimum Wage Be, Manufacturers Say

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has said that there should be no discussions on raising the minimum wage until 2014, in response to a request from three garment industry unions for talks on a living wage for workers. The response, sent on Wednesday ...

Garment staff get pay, push for labour rights

Garment workers who went on strike over delayed payment of wages and other alleged violations of labour law on Tuesday morning were paid on Wednesday by management at the Chea Ieng garment factory in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Factory employee Sun Sopheak said yesterday that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111152705/National-news/garment-staff-get-pay-push-for-labour-rights.html

World Bank highlights wage gains

The wages and working conditions of garment factory workers in Cambodia are at or above the national average, a report from the World Bank has found The minimum wage for garment workers in Cambodia rose to US$61 for regular workers in June 2010 and in March ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011092251803/National-news/world-bank-highlights-wage-gains.html

Business sector feels pinch of govt's minimum wage hike

BANGKOK – The Pheu Thai-led coalition government’s planned 300 baht daily minimum wage hike has forced some businesses to shift their production bases to areas bordering Cambodia and Myanmar, the Employers’ Confederation of Thailand (ECOT) told a seminar on Monday. At a seminar on implementing the ...

http://www.mcot.net/cfcustom/cache_page/266308.html

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