National Minimum Wage Council and union representatives of Cambodia have started discussions regarding the revised minimum wages of garment workers of the country along with workers from the footwear and travel goods industry too, from the next year.
However, the local news outlets of the country labeled the meeting as “preliminary”, with stakeholders first set to gather information relating to the cost of living to gauge whether current wages account for inflated prices.
Currently, the monthly minimum wage for the sector is $194 in 2022, an increase from $192 in 2021.
However, workers have got fringe benefits like a transport and housing allowance of $7 and a regular attendance bonus of $10 per month.
According to the media report, the next meetings will be held on August 24 and 31 and on September 7, 14, 22, and 23 at the ministry of labor and vocational training, a statement from the council said.
The council presented key statistical updates on socio-economic criteria to form the basis for the 2023 minimum wage talks, and also received inputs like current inflation, competition, and market situation from the representatives of employers and employees.