Minimum Wage for Workers in Textile, Garment and Footwear Industry for Year 2018

At the 05th of October 2017, Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training issued an announcement about the determination of minimum wage for employees in textile, garment and footwear sector in 2018.  According to the announcement, the tripartite Labor Advisory Committee consisting of representatives of employees, employers and the royal government of Cambodia had discussed about the minimum wage in 2018 based on the seven determinants. Following the discussion, the representatives of employees set the minimum wage at $170, representatives of employer at $162 and the government at $165. As a result of deliberation, the minimum wage in 2018 is set at $170 effective from the 01st of January 2018.

Furthermore, the announcement elaborates that other benefits that the employees used to enjoy will remain the same. Plus other benefits, on average, the employee will receive at least $187 to $198. Besides, the government also lessens the burden of the employers by allowing them to suspend the installments of tax on profit for five years (2018 to 2022) and removing export management fee with the Ministry of Commerce.

On the same date, Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training further enforces the announcement by issuing Prakas No. 396 on the Determination of Minimum Wage for Employees in Textile, Garment and Footwear Sector in 2018. Article 1 of the Prakas states that the minimum wage for employees in textile, garment and footwear sector is officially set at $170 per month. According to Article 2, for employees in probationary period, the minimum wage is set at $165 per months and after the probationary period, they will receive $170 per months. In addition to that, other benefits will remain the same and the minimum wage will take effect at 01st of January 2018 according to Article 3 and 4.

Source: Prakas No. 396 on dated 05 October 2017 on the Determination of Minimum Wage for Employees in Garment and Footwear Sector in 2018

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