Minimum wage to rise for Cambodian clothing factory workers

The minimum wage for factory workers in Cambodia’s clothing and footwear sector is to rise from US$61 to US$75 a month from 1 May. Combined with a statutory US$5 health payment, workers will earn US$80 a month before overtime.

The announcement followed recent talks between unions and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia. The talks had earlier stalled after some unions insisted on a monthly wage of US$120, while manufacturers had refused to pay more than US$70 a month.

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