Cambodia is a developing country in South East Asia. According to World Bank, 20% people of Cambodia are earning about $1.25 per day. Getting a suitable job in Cambodia is very tough. RMG sector being spread up in Cambodia as it is a populated country.
Increase of wages
The government of Cambodia has decided to increase 28% of wages in last week. The new wage will be $128 instead of $100. This new wages will be enacted from 1st January 2014. The labors were engaged in defiance and sit-down strike for many days. The Labor Minister of Cambodia discuss with garments owner, labor federation, government officials in a summit and spoke that the lifestyle would be enhanced after this new wages implementation. In addition, he also hoped that the owners would be able enough to remit the wages within time.But, the labors are not still happy with this new wages. They are looking for more. The president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union said, “Increment is not enough.” It may not hit the satisfactory level. We demanded, at least, $140 per month. Though we demand was around $177 per month. We have deducted some portion of the amount as the government requested us for minimization. But, this nominal increment is not acceptable at all. So, we afraid the labors will resist themselves from the movement or not. The labor’s organization will show their reaction after discussion.