Government surveying garment workers ahead of wage talks

The Ministry of Labor has launched a nationwide survey on living conditions and the effects of Covid-19 on garment workers to help determine the need for a minimum wage raise ahead of this year’s three-party talks,as union leaders questioned whether the results would be accurate.

According to a notice from the Labor Ministry on July 17, the survey on “Living Conditions and Effects of Covid-19 on Workers or Employees in the Textile, Garment and Footwear Sector in 2020” will be conducted from July 17 to July 31 on a random sample of workers in Phnom Penh and severalprovinces.

“In this regard, please all owners or directors of enterprises/establishments and workers/employees selected in the textile, garment and footwear sector and relevant authorities kindly be informed and cooperate with the interviewing officers of the General Secretariat of the National Council on Minimum Wage in this visit,” the notification said.

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