Minimum Wage Law for Cambodia's Factory Workers

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Re: Minimum Wage Law for Cambodia's Factory Workers

Post by Barang chgout » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:14 pm

Kammekor wrote:
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Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:33 pm
I think it depends.

A 5% increase is good for garment workers basic. Bear in mind that's just the pleb rate. Anybody who has skills and drive will make double that easily, often five or six times.

A young niece of my other half was earning $250 per month in a suki soup spot, before tips.

She quit to work in a shitty red box shop for $75 a month plus three meals a day which was closer to home, but longer hours. But she can sit on her fattening ass and squeeze her spots while taking selfies on the iphone.

The going rate for manual labour (8hrs) in the province is still $5. That's infinitely harder than working in a rag shop for less money.

Most Khmer I have worked with over the past number of years are making between $400-$4000 per month, and not part of the elite, or even staunchly middle class. Just hard working and smart.

You get what you deserve in life.
You're living in the past when it comes to unskilled labor. The going rate for unskilled people working your farm, or working on your construction site is 25 to 30k per day these days, my Khmer 'coffee buddies' just complained about the rates going up all the time a few days ago. The 20k per day is still possible but women and elderly only.

You consider a Cambodian earning 4000USD a month 'not even staunchly middle class'? Really? Makes me wonder what sector / level you and your Khmer co-workers work in.
$150/ month out here.

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Re: Minimum Wage Law for Cambodia's Factory Workers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:36 pm

Cambodian Workers’ Minimum Wage Increases to $182 in 2019
05/10/18 20:21
Phnom Penh (FN), Oct. 5 – Cambodian workers’ minimum wage has increased from $170 in 2018 to $182 in 2019, according to the press release of Cambodian Ministry of Labor dated on Friday.

The decision was made following the trilateral meeting among government, factory owners, and workers held on Friday.

In the meeting, owners and workers have agreed upon $177; with an additional $5 from the government, the total wage added up to $182.

The press release adding that the new wage will be effective from the first of January 2019.
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Re: Minimum Wage Law for Cambodia's Factory Workers

Post by Arget » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:57 am

So does this mean that the government pays all workers $5 per month on top of wages or that they decided to add that cost to employers ?
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Post by Barang chgout » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:07 am

From what I understand, it means Cambodia is becoming un- cooperative in their main industry

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Post by Barang chgout » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:08 am

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Re: Minimum Wage Law for Cambodia's Factory Workers

Post by Arget » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:09 am

With wages rising and other costs added to the factories, canteens, health facilities etc, they are being made un competitive compared to other countries. When they continue to close and move away the blame will be attributed to the EU sanctions and the Western nations interference to absolve the competent authorities of any blame and look to their new BFF to save the day.
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Post by Barang chgout » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:18 am

What would happen in the U.S. removed its eba deal too?
China doesn't need cheap labour.

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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:59 pm

Enthusiasm ‘low’ over new wage
16 October 2018
Garment and footwear industry workers continue to struggle following the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training’s October 5 announcement of a $182 minimum wage for the industry next year.

The ministry said the Labour Advisory Committee – a tripartite body consisting of representatives from the ministry, trade unions and employer associations – voted for a new wage of between $177 and $182, with 26 of the 28 votes voting for $177. Prime Minister HE added $5 to the figure.

Kheum Nourn, 49, a six-year veteran at a shoe factory in Kampong Speu, which is owned by Taiwanese company Complete Honour Footwear Industrial (Cambodia) Co Ltd expressed little enthusiasm about the new minimum wage. She said she expected more.

“We were about to leave the factory for home – then I checked my Facebook and saw a $182 minimum wage set for next year. I am a little excited but not too much. It is just a $12 increase, which isn’t much."

“Workers like me always want more, we want like a $15 or $20 increase – I have no spare money because I need to pay for my three children’s school, bank loans and our food because my husband does not have a regular income. But what can we do? This is something [only] the government can help with,” said Nourn.

Nourn said she had been working in factories since 1999 and currently earns between $245 and $250 monthly with overtime. She said working conditions are getting harsher.

“Now at our workplace, it is very harsh and [the management is] very strict with us. If today they ask us to produce 500 pairs of footwear, tomorrow they want 550 or 600” she said.
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Re: Minimum Wage Law for Cambodia's Factory Workers

Post by Arget » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:19 pm

If you increase wages you increase costs. You never really get ahead and those without work suffer more.
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Re: Minimum Wage Law for Cambodia's Factory Workers

Post by newkidontheblock » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:52 pm

Arget wrote:.. look to their new BFF to save the day.
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Just look to Sihanoukville to see how well their BFF will save them. It’s a clue to the future.

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