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Government agrees to final discussion on draft minimum wage law

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Ms. Sarah Morgan meeting with minister Ith Samheng. Koh Santepheap

The government has accepted a request from a senior officer of the US State Department to hold another discussion on the draft minimum wage law before it is approved.

After meeting with Sarah Morgan, an official of the US Office of International Labour Affairs, Labour Minister Ith Samheng said Ms Morgan wanted to have a final discussion on the draft law with all involved parties.

“For the draft law on minimum wage, our partner wanted to hold a workshop again for the final discussion with all stakeholders before it is approved,” he said.

Mr Samheng said he accepted the request, but had not scheduled the date of the workshop.

“We hope that our cooperation will keep going smoothly, especially in the labour sector, ordering and also the market relationship between Cambodia and the US,” he added.

Mr Samheng said at the time that he would send the draft law to relevant ministries and then it would be sent to the government before being sent to the National Assembly for approval.

“I hope we can have this law approved before the end of June,” said Mr Samheng. “We do not want it to take any longer because everyone is waiting for it,” he said, adding the law would not have any negative side effects.

The draft law has 33 articles across six chapters.

Full story on Tuesday’s paper

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