A group representing public-sector workers has called on the country’s civil servants to follow in the footsteps of teachers and begin a peaceful strike to demand higher salaries. A statement disseminated Thursday by the Cambodian Independent Civil Servants Association (CICA), which claims to have 1,530 members, said the current salaries of government workers are not sufficient in the face of rising prices, and called on the government to introduce a minimum monthly wage of 1 million riel, or $250, with a promise to raise salaries, in due course, to 2 million riel, or $500. “Seeing that civil servants’
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