2017 Minimum Wage for Cambodian Garment and Footwear Workers Sets at US$153

AKP Phnom Penh, October 04, 2016 —

Labour Advisory Council (LAC) has freshly decided to select US$148, a figure set as the raise to the monthly minimum wage for the garment and footwear workers for 2017.

The vote for the figure of US$148, which was then upped additional-five-dollar recommendation of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), was held in the presence of H.E. Ith Samheng, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, during the 15th Meeting of the council in late September. The new wage of US$153 will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017.

The figure of US$148 was chosen among the unions’ request of US$171, the RGC’s recommendation of US$148, and the factory employers’ offer of US$147.

The RGC sets its policy on minimum wage raise for the garment and footwear workers every year. Actually, the 2016 monthly minimum wage for the garment and footwear workers is at US$140, up from US$127. For 2017, the wage will rise at US$153 per month without counting other benefits and allowances.

By C. Nika


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