Workers/employees in the garment, footwear, travel goods and bag industry in Cambodia will receive US$194 monthly as minimum wage, starting from January next year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training’s press release on Tuesday.
The ministry said the Labour Advisory Committee, composed of representatives from the government, workers and employers, agreed on the minimum wage to be raised to US$192 a month and Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, decided to add US$2, inching up to US$194 a month.
Workers will also receive other benefits, such as partial travel and accommodation expenses, work performance reward, meal allowance and seniority bonus.
The 2021 minimum wage is US$192 a month, up from US$190 in 2020, US$182 in 2019, and US$170 in 2018.
The Royal Government of Cambodia has set a policy to increase the minimum wage of garment workers every year.