Cambodian PM Asks Labour Ministry to Set Minimum Wages for Other Groups of Workers

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has urged the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training to set minimum wages for other groups of workers.

Construction workers, waiters, and housekeepers should have their minimum wages set as garment and factory workers, according to the Premier.

While presiding over a gathering with 17,621 workers from 23 factories and enterprises, in Samrong Tong district, Kampong Speu province this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said he had received petitions from trade unions asking to set a minimum wage for construction workers. He therefore asked the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training to consider also other fields beside construction.

This set minimum wage will provide clear information about their (workers) income, and thus help preventing exploitation against them, he added.

Samdech Techo Prime Minister took the opportunity to call on all house owners to pay more attention and care to their housekeepers because they work hard and without weekends.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press