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Minimum wage talks begin

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The Labour Ministry and relevant parties begins talks on the minimum wage. KT/ Chor Sokunthea

The Labour Ministry and relevant parties begin talks on the minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries for next year.

In its statement, Labor Advisory Committee, which comprises of 15 members, including employers, representatives of employees, and government officials, said that they have started talks today at the ministry of labour.

“The members will continue to meet by raising family situations, inflation, spending and others to be basis for the LAC to make a final decision,” the statement said.

The joint statement was signed by Labour Minister Ith Samheng, representative of employers Nang Sothy and representative of employees Choun Momthol.

Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen warned workers that an unreasonable increase in the minimum wage could drive companies to bankruptcy and out of the country.

“Employers won’s stay if the price of labor is expensive,” Mr Hun Sen said. “There’s no way they endure to stay if the minimum wage continues to increase, Be reasonable for your employers because if they go bankrupt, they will move to another location.”

According to the labour ministry, the minimum wage for garment, textile and footwear workers was officially set at $170 per month this year.

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