Meeting at the Labour Ministry on the second day of bilateral negotiations (Sep,16 2016), unions said they were reciprocating the increase to $146.37 offered by employer representatives on Wednesday by bringing down their wage demand to $177.59.
“It’s part of the negotiation procedure, but [wages] will increase more. Unions have a strategy to push for more,” said Ath Thorn, who heads the Cambodian Labour Confederation.
Fellow unionist Far Sally said unions were unwilling to go below the new number, given that their research showed that workers needed at least $171 to make a living. But, he said, “We are not trying to raise the salary too high, because then investors will turn from Cambodia to Myanmar.”
Phnom Penh Post