$2 hike in minimum wage for Cambodian garment workers

Davida Erdahl

The Cambodian federal government just lately determined to increase the least wage for garment and footwear business personnel by $two to $192 per month for 2021. This has led to dissatisfaction among the each workers’ unions and companies immediately after the two functions unsuccessful to occur to an settlement in talks that ended on September ten. The new wage will be powerful from January 1.

The National Council on Minimal Wage (NCMW) authorised a $190 least wage for 2021, marking no raise more than 2020, pursuing negotiations in which unions requested a increase of almost $12, and companies questioned for a lower of $17. The federal government then determined to include a $two increase, in accordance to Cambodian news stories.

This year’s least wage raise is the smallest considering that the wage went unchanged from 2010 to 2013. In previous year’s negotiations, the NCMW settled on a increase of $eight.

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