Minimum wage to be moved to vote after third meeting fails to find joint resolution

Garment workers leave a factory after finishing their work in Phnom Penh, September 21, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Employers, government and union representatives will vote to set the 2022 minimum wage for garment workers on September 28, after failing to reach an agreement in three negotiation meetings.

National Assembly passes Labor Law amendments criticized by unions

Ith Samheng, Labor Minister, defends new amendments to the Labor Law at the National Assembly on September 9, 2021.National Assembly

The National Assembly passed amendments to the Labor Law on Thursday that unions and workers say will have a negative impact on garment workers.

Unions, government, factories prepare for minimum wage negotiations

Ath Thorn, president of the Cambodian Labor Confederation speaks to workers during the Labor Day celebration in Phnom Penh, Picture taken on May 1, 2019. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Minimum wage negotiations for garment and footwear workers for 2022 will go ahead, officials said, in spite of economic challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New rules for garment factories as Phnom Penh reopens, amid rising COVID-19 cases

Barricades block a street in a red zone in Stung Meanchey I commune, April 29. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

With Phnom Penh’s citywide lockdown set to end today, the Ministry of Labor announced new COVID-19 regulations for factories — including that they must split their workforce into two groups, to trade off every two weeks.