The Garment Manufacturer Association in Cambodia requested the Ministry of Labor to delay the minimum wage determination process for 2021, which starts in July, on account of the “fragile and uncertain” nature of the sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, the association, which represents a majority of garment-exporting factories, asked the Labor Ministry to postpone the annual tripartite wage negotiations process, which sets the minimum wage for the garment and footwear sector.
The garment manufacturers group, also known by its acronym GMAC, said the sector was facing a “long recovery” after factories had to suspend their operations because of the economic slowdown initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Manufacturers have said that international brands have halted orders, or that some weren’t accepting or paying for existing orders.
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