Apparel brands urged to pay living wage in Cambodia


The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) has called on brands such as H&M, Gap, Levi’s and Inditex to ensure Cambodian clothing manufacturing workers receive US$177 a month as a first step towards a “living wage”.

CCC and other human rights organisations have also supported the Cambodian union coalition to make sure a controversial trade union law will not be passed before “genuine and inclusive consultation with civil society and trade unions is guaranteed by the government of Cambodia”.

Following negotiations between factories and unions, Cambodia’s minimum wage for workers in the textile industry will rise by almost 10% to US$140 a month from January 2016.

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