Cambodian clothing sector minimum wage raised to US$140 a month


Following weeks of negotiations, the Cambodian government is to raise the monthly minimum wage for the country’s garment workers from US$128 to US$140 a month.

The new figure was more than what factory owners wanted, but far less than the increase demanded by some trade unions.

The decision was announced followed a vote of the Labor Advisory Committee (LAC), which proposed a figure of US$135 a month that was then increased by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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