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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Global Day of Action for Cambodian Minimum Wage – We Need $177

Dear all,
Tomorrow (Wednesday September 17, 2014) trade unions, labor support organizations and workers around the world will mobilize in support of Cambodian garment workers’ demand to raise the minimum wage to $177 per month. Actions are planned in more than 40 major cities across the globe with supporters targeting stores, offices and workplaces of the multinational brands sourcing from Cambodia including H&M, Gap, Adidas, Puma, Zara, Levis and C&A.
For too long, international brands have reaped the benefits of poverty wages whilst claiming a commitment to living wages in their supply chains. It is time for concrete action from international clothing giants and their suppliers.  
Last year the Cambodian government’s Task Force for Research on a Decent Minimum Wage found that the majority of Cambodian garment workers require $177.50 per month for a decent standard of living. The Cambodian Labor Law demands that minimum wage “must ensure every worker of a decent standard of living compatible with human dignity,” yet all workers received were further commitments and more rhetoric.
Brands have failed in their social responsibility to Cambodian garment workers and perpetuate a system of poverty wages based on corruption and corporate greed at all levels of the industry. 

The Community Legal Education Center (CLEC) strongly urges the brands and their suppliers to meet their responsibility and ensure human dignity for their Cambodian workers with a wage of $177 per month. This is essential to maintain industrial and customer relations in Cambodia and abroad.    
For more information, please contact:
Tola Moeun, Head of CLEC Labor Program; 066 777 056; or
Joel Preston, Consultant, CLEC; 066 777 037

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How dare the Cambodians demand a higher minimum wage than the Vietnamese? The minimum wage in Vietnam is only 90 to 125 US dollars depending on regions.