Minimum Wage Negotiations For 2020 Begin

Phnom Penh: At the National Council for Minimum Wage Meeting in 2020, representatives from unions, employers and Labour Ministry, union representatives have opened the discussions by asking for $ 199 per month, while employers have set $ 184 as their figure.

Although union demands and employer offers remain $ 15 apart, this is normal, and as negotiations continue over a series of meetings, the numbers are expected to move closer to each other.

A ministry spokesman congratulated both sides for the professional conduct laid out in the meeting.

The minimum wage for workers in 2019 is $ 182, and is expected to rise in 2020. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

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