Cambodian garment workers strike over minimum wage

Up to 20,000 garment workers went on strike in Cambodia this month. The strike was organised by the Coalition of Cambodian Apparels Union. The workers were demanding a bigger increase in the minimum wage than the 9% offered by the Government.

They are seeking for the minimum wage to be set at US $93 a month, instead of the present US $61 a month.

The Cambodian garment industry employs about 350,000 workers, most of which are women.