Cambodia: Negotiations for 2023 minimum wage for workers in textile, garment, footwear, bags and travel goods sectors to commence in July
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced a series of internal meetings to commence from July to discuss the 2023 minimum wage for the textile, garment, footwear, bags and travel goods sectors. Minimum wage in 2022 is $194.
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said in a notice that bilateral and tripartite talks – between the government and representatives of employers and workers – would begin in August.
The notice said the National Council on Minimum Wage (NCMW) would convene a month later to finalise the minimum wage, which the ministry is to enact on January 1.
The NCMW comprises officials from the labour ministry, factory owner representatives, industry stakeholders and workers’ representatives from civil society organisations and trade unions.
Invoking Article 5 of the Law on Minimum Wage, the ministry called on all parties to base their internal deliberation process for a figure on formal data and reputable academic research on social criteria – such as household status, inflation rate and cost of living – and economic criteria, including productivity, competitiveness of the country, the labour market situation and sectoral profitability.