Phnom Penh: The president of the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW), Pav Sina, said that the current wages of garment workers could not meet the living needs.
While citing the fact that workers' wages could not meet the living expenses of workers, but he said that the wages of garment workers in Cambodia are higher than some countries in the region.
Pav Sina said, "Cambodia has a mechanism to increase wages every year through the negotiations of the National Minimum Wage Council, a tripartite body including the Ministry of Labor, employers and unions, focusing on social science data And the economy. "
The above means that the minimum wage situation of workers in Cambodia is better compared to some countries in the region, Cambodia ranks third after Malaysia and Thailand with the minimum wage $194 in 2022 and 200$ in 2023.
He stressed that if the government can prevent from rising inflation, it will help reduce workers' costs and their wages will be able to withstand costs.