Fibre2Fashion: A group in Cambodia, comprising employers, unions and the government, recently finished discussing the draft minimum wage law. The talks were the last among three public workshops to discuss the draft law, said labour minister Ith Samheng. It will now be sent to relevant ministries, then to the government, and finally to the National Assembly for approval.
The draft law, with 33 articles across six chapters, would be beneficial to workers as it will promote a decent living, create job opportunities and increase productivity, a Cambodian daily quoted Samheng as saying.
From 1997 to 2017, the government increased the minimum monthly wage in the garment sector from $30 to $153. Starting this month, garment industry workers are paid $170 per month.
When this law is approved, it will be mandatory for employers in other sectors to offer the minimum wage.