AKP, December 28, 2017 —Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has reminded all stakeholders of eight key points to be monitored permanently in order to improve the welfare of workers, especially those in the garment, textile and footwear sector, in 2018.
While holding here yesterday a get-together with more than 14,000 workers and employees in Khan Pursenchey along the National Road No. 3, Samdech Techo Hun Sen reiterated that those eight important points are the monthly minimum wage of US$170, free medical checkup and treatment at state-owned hospitals, three-month maternity leave with 120 percent of monthly wage, maternity allowance, social protection in health schemes of which employers are in charge, house rental fees and water and electricity costs to be followed up closely, implementation of social protection in pension scheme starting from 2019, and support for overseas Cambodian migrant workers to get legal status.
According to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, some 11,168 enterprises have been registered at the ministry, generating 1.2 million direct jobs with a total wage of over US$2 billion annually on average, and almost 3 million indirect jobs. The workers, particularly those in the garment, textile and footwear sector, receives currently US$153 as monthly minimum wage, and with other benefits, they can get US$170-181 monthly, and up to US$300 with overtime pay and other bonuses.
By Khan Sophirom