Cambodia: ITUC, UNI and IndustriALL Call to Action to Increase Wage for Garment Workers

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The ITUC, IndustriALL and UNI are calling on the government of Cambodia to increase the minimum wage for garment workers.

In early October, the Labour Advisory Committee in Cambodia is to announce a new minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear industry, which generates US$5 billion in revenue for the country. At this critical juncture, a coalition of Cambodian garment unions has called for international solidarity to support their demands for a raise in the minimum wage from US$100 to US$177 a month.

IndustriALL Global Union, the ITUC and UNI Global Union and their national affiliates are backing Cambodian unions in a Day of Action on 17 September to demand a living wage for garment workers.

Garment workers in Cambodia deserve to live in dignity and receive a fair wage. Poverty wages mean that many workers are undernourished and compelled to work exhausting overtime hours to survive.

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See the Equal Times article "Cambodian court goes after union leaders as new wage campaign looms"