Garment Sector Minimum Wage to Rise to $200 a Month in 2023

Officials and industry and union representatives vote on the new monthly minimum wage for garment workers, $200 a month beginning in 2023, on September 21, 2022 in Phnom Penh. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

The minimum wage for workers in Cambodia’s billion-dollar garment sector will rise to $200 a month next year, a $6 raise that unions said was insufficient while employers raised concerns about profits and regional competitiveness.

BREAKING: Cambodia reports first COVID-19 death

Cambodia reported it’s first COVID-19 death on Thursday, nearly 14 months after its first positive case in January 2020. Panaha Chhorpoan

Cambodia reported its first COVID-19 death as it grapples with fast-spreading community transmission and nearly 14 months after registering its first positive case in January 2020.