Minimum Wage for Workers to Rise to US$ 190 Next Year

AKP Phnom Penh, September 20, 2019 —

The minimum wage of the workers in the textile, garment, and footwear industries will rise to US$190 in 2020, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training’s press release.

This announcement was released today after a trilateral meeting today, it underlined.

The National Committee for Minimum Wage decided to increase US$187 as the minimum wage, while Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padeo Techo has decided to add up more US$3 more.

This new wage will be applied from the first of January 2020 onward, it added.

Under leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the Royal Government has increased the minimum wage for the workers in textile, garment, and footwear industries every year since 2014.

The 2019 minimum wage was set at US$182 a month, an increase of US$12 when compared to last year’s US$170. This is higher than Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos etc.

By Khan Sophirom