Cambodia - LSGSC Project
High-Level Workshop on Minimum Wage Monitoring
The Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC) project organized a High-Level Workshop on Minimum Wage Monitoring on 26 November 2018 in Phnom Penh.
The Government of Cambodia has announced its intention to extend the coverage of statutory minimum wages to include additional sectors, in addition to the garment sector to which legislative minimum wage floors currently apply. At the same time, the ILO recognizes the importance of monitoring the impacts of minimum wage fixing and adjustment, including in respect of both potential additional sectors, as well as in respect of Cambodia’s garment sector. In this context, the workshop introduced alternative ways that the impacts and effects of minimum wage policies can be monitored so as to ensure that minimum wage setting and adjustment is conducted in a sound, participatory, and evidence-based manner, in line with International Labour Standards (ILS), including in particular the Minimum Wage Fixing Convention (No. 131) and the Minimum Wage Fixing Recommendation (No. 135). Workshop participants included government agencies in charge of labour, government agencies with membership in the Labour Advisory Committee (LAC) and Tripartite Working Group (TWG), as well as research and academic stakeholders. A total of 24 participants took part in the workshop, including 5 female participants.