Blog: A troubled start for Cambodia
Leonie Barrie | 6 January 2014
2014 has got off to a troubled start in Cambodia, where protests over a new minimum wage for garment workers have been turning increasingly violent.
The dispute over pay has been running for nearly two weeks, and has not only led to a virtual shutdown of the country's garment industry, but the death of at least four protestors.
The unrest followed a decision to raise the minimum wage for textile, garment and footwear factory workers to US$160 per month over the next five years. Trade unions, however, want the level to be raised immediately.
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