Cambodia: Govt. officials claim nearly 60,000 furloughed workers in garment and tourism sectors to receive monthly financial relief next week

Author: Sorn Sarath, Khmer Times, Published on: 25 May 2020

"Workers to receive entitlements next week", 22 May 2020

The 55,000 factory workers and 4,300 tourism workers, who have had their jobs suspended by the COVID-19 pandemic, will receive their $40 “out of work” monthly entitlements through their Wing Specialized Bank accounts next week.

The Ministry of Labour spokesperson, Heng Sour, told ... that the government has already allocated its budget for the 126 garment factories and 53 hotels that have currently registered their workers to the ministry because of the COVID-19 pandemic effect on business.

“The wage support for unemployed workers, whose jobs have been temporarily suspended, is expected to be transferred via the workers Wing Specialized Bank accounts next week,” Heng said...

The latest official figures from the Garment Manufacturers Association (GMAC) in Cambodia show that 180 factories have now suspended their operations with 60 more in the pipeline, affecting more than 150,000 workers.

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