Cambodia raises 2021’s minimum wage for garment industry despite Covid-19 impact

Cambodia on Friday set a new monthly minimum wage for the kingdom’s garment and footwear industry at US$192 for 2021, up 1.05 per cent from the current US$190 dollars, although the sector has been badly hit by the impact of Covid-19, Labour Minister Ith Samheng announced.

The minister said that Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen decided to increase two dollars to the minimum wage for next year and it will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

“Taking into account the wellbeing of the workers, the prime minister decided to raise two dollars to the 2021’s minimum wage for the garment and footwear workers although the sector has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19,” Samheng told reporters.

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