Minimum wage won’t fix Cambodia’s construction sector

Currently, discussions about the rights and well-being of the working class in Cambodia are centered on the minimum wage. In his speech on December 10, International Human Rights Day, Prime Minister Hun Sen emphasized that the government had “received multiple requests from unions to set a minimum wage for workers in the construction sector,” a reference to the fact that Cambodia only has a minimum wage in its garment sector.

He also stressed that he was “seeking a minimum wage for the other sectors so that we know what workers in the kingdom are earning as well as to stop any exploitation of workers.”

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