Minimum Wage for Garment Workers to Rise to US$190 Next Year

The monthly minimum wage of the workers in the textile, garment, and footwear industries will rise to US$190 in 2020, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training's announcement issued today after a meeting of the National Minimum Wage Council.

According to the announcement, the council approved US$187 as the new minimum wage, while Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padeo Techo has decided to add up US$3 more.

This new wage of US$190 will be applied from January 1, 2020 onward, it added.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the Royal Government has increased the minimum wage for the workers in textile, garment, and footwear industries every year since 2014.

The 2019 minimum wage was set at US$182 a month, an increase of US$12 when compared to the previous year's US$170. This is higher than Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, etc.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press