The Ministry of Social Affairs on Friday established four sub-committees tasked with finding a new minimum wage for the country’s 300,000-plus garment factory workers, Minister Ith Sam Heng said on Friday. “The sub-committees have a limited time of five weeks for research before they have to find a result,” Mr. Sam Heng said after a meeting with union representatives and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) on Friday, adding that a joint decision on a new minimum wage would be agreed upon in November. Wages could be raised as early as January, the minister said. The sub-committees,
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