CAMBODIA: Garment worker pay talks break down
Stakeholders in Cambodia's garment and footwear sector have failed to agree a rise in the minimum wage for factory workers after pay talks broke down this week.
Cambodian trade unions have been negotiating with government and industry officials, but a rise of US$11 proposed by manufacturers has been rejected by unions, local reports say.
The minimum wage for garment workers in Cambodia is currently US$61 a month, making it one of the lowest in Asia. Trade unions want to see it doubled to at least US$120 per month - and say the suggested rise to US$72 would not cover rising food and fuel costs.
Union leaders have warned of mass protests if their minimum wage demands are not met.
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