Cambodian garment manufacturer call for wage cuts

As the coronavirus pandemic bites and export numbers drop, garment manufacturing companies in Cambodia have asked the government to consider a temporary suspension of the minimum wage of $190 to help the sector steering through difficult times, Nikkei Asian Review reported.

The petition comes as more than 250 factories employing some 130,000 workers have suspended operations after demand for textiles and footwear collapsed in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, and more layoffs are expected.

The Garment Manufacturing Association in Cambodia said employers needed “flexibility” avoid closures and remain competitive since there was no indication as to when the situation would improve and orders from clients abroad will resume.

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