Cambodia raises monthly textiles minimum wage by $2

Cambodia on Tuesday, September 28, raised the minimum monthly wage for workers in its key textiles and footwear industry by $2 to $194, effective January next year, shy of a $12 rise sought by major unions.

Factory wages have long been a tricky balancing act for Cambodia’s government, to keep costs competitive for investors and brands while satisfying influential unions representing 700,000 workers, which have held strikes in previous years.

Worth $7 billion a year before the pandemic, the garment industry is Cambodia’s largest employer and provides vital income for rural families, in making apparel for brands that include H&M, Adidas, Nike, and Gap.

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