Cambodia to set minimum wage for all workers

Thailand set to struggle with expected tourist influx of 60 million by 2030Cambodia will introduce a national minimum salary for all workers and not just for textile workers, teachers and doctors as it was the case until now. A new law will come into effect by the end of the year, Labour Minister Ith Samheng said after union and employer representatives met officials to discuss the issue, Khmer Times reports.

The garment and textile industry in Cambodia currently pays staff at least $153 each month, while teachers and doctors are paid at least $238 monthly. According to Samheng, the new law will allow for a monthly minimum wage across all industries.

He, however, did not provide a possible range for the minimum salary since a national council representing government, workers and employers will have to research and provide recommendations on the wages and other benefits first.

The minister said officials will finish the draft law this year and also expressed the opinion that a nationwide minimum salary for everybody will reduce the number of strikes in the country.

Despite a few minimum wage rises specifically for textile workers in recent years, salaries in Cambodia are still among the lowest in Southeast Asia.

 



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Cambodia will introduce a national minimum salary for all workers and not just for textile workers, teachers and doctors as it was the case until now. A new law will come into effect by the end of the year, Labour Minister Ith Samheng said after union and employer representatives met officials to discuss the issue, Khmer Times reports. The garment and textile industry in Cambodia currently pays staff at least $153 each month, while teachers and doctors are paid at least $238 monthly. According to Samheng, the new law will allow for a monthly minimum wage across all industries. He,...

Thailand set to struggle with expected tourist influx of 60 million by 2030Cambodia will introduce a national minimum salary for all workers and not just for textile workers, teachers and doctors as it was the case until now. A new law will come into effect by the end of the year, Labour Minister Ith Samheng said after union and employer representatives met officials to discuss the issue, Khmer Times reports.

The garment and textile industry in Cambodia currently pays staff at least $153 each month, while teachers and doctors are paid at least $238 monthly. According to Samheng, the new law will allow for a monthly minimum wage across all industries.

He, however, did not provide a possible range for the minimum salary since a national council representing government, workers and employers will have to research and provide recommendations on the wages and other benefits first.

The minister said officials will finish the draft law this year and also expressed the opinion that a nationwide minimum salary for everybody will reduce the number of strikes in the country.

Despite a few minimum wage rises specifically for textile workers in recent years, salaries in Cambodia are still among the lowest in Southeast Asia.

 



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