Unions have settled on a recommended minimum wage increase of almost $12 ahead of three-party discussions with factory and government representatives that will determine the base salary for Cambodia’s garment and footwear industry workers for 2021.
Pav Sina, president of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), said that at an August 28 meeting attended by representatives from about 20 major unions, it was decided to suggest a raise of $11.59. The unions will propose their raise at a round of talks with the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) and Labor Ministry officials due to start on September 3.
“All unions agreed on the chosen minimum wage to discuss in three-party meetings on September 3,” he said. “We agreed on the number $11.59, which amounts to a 6.1 percent raise.”
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