The commission comprising representatives from trade unions, the Cambodian Government and employers tasked with deciding the minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear sector recently agreed to raise the minimum wage to $182 starting January. Most members accepted $177 proposed by the employers. Prime Minister Hun Sen added $5 to that.
Labor minister Ith Sam Heng said there would be no changes to existing benefits and allowances, according to Cambodian m
The EU has notified Cambodia it will launch the procedure for withdrawal of EBA as a result of "severe restrictions on political rights". It may also potentially withdraw EBA from Myanmar as it launches a fact-finding mission in the country over the next week. The European Commission has launched a procedure to withdraw Cambodia's access to the duty-free Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade programme, and is considering the same for Myanmar over human rights violation
The European Union (EU) is assessing Cambodia's eligibility for key preferential trade access in response to what it describes as 'recent worrying human rights and labour rights developments' in the country.
The move follows a fact-finding mission to Cambodia earlier this month 'to evaluate the situation on the ground' by a delegation of the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS).
'We will now analyse the facts in detail, and consider further