Garment industry minimum wage raised $2 for 2022 amidst criticism from unions and workers

Garment workers leave for their lunch break from a factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, September 28, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The government on Tuesday moved to increase the 2022 minimum wage for workers in the garment and footwear industry by $2, summing up to a monthly salary of $194 in a decision that has left unions and laborers wishing for more.