The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) sees that The new minimum wage negotiations for 2021 should be postponed. The minimum wage in 2021 should remain in effect until the sector returns to normal.

It should be noted that on June 10, 2020, the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued a notification on the schedule of minimum wage negotiations. The textile and footwear manufacturing sector for 2021 is set to run from July to September 2020.

According to the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) statement on June 23, 2020 on minimum wage negotiations for 2021 Under the circumstances, the textile and footwear sector is fragile and uncertain to return to its original state. As with any sector upgrade, it will take a long time. On the other hand, at present, many factories in this sector have been suspended and some factories are closing, so support mechanisms are necessary measures. To help stabilize the sector. Therefore, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) considers that the new minimum wage negotiations for the year 2021 should be postponed. The minimum wage in 2021 should remain in effect until the sector returns to normal.


The association hopes that the new minimum wage negotiations for 2021 will be postponed until the sector's situation improves. . Delaying the minimum wage negotiations will be a mechanism to keep the sector alive as well as keep jobs for the workers. So does the employee.

Under the current circumstances, Cambodia and other countries around the world are being adversely affected by the global epidemic. Of the new COPD 19 causes many sectors to suffer unforeseen. In fact, in the textile, garment and footwear industries, many enterprises have temporarily suspended production while some have decided to stop working. The action was successful because many buyers canceled their orders and refused to accept the finished product. Make the agreed payments for the goods that are already produced and accepted, as the bulk of the stores and retailers around The world is almost shut down as global demand slows to a minimum.
By: Kolab