Latest Appeal – living wages for Cambodian workers

Unionists in Cambodia are under pressure.

In 2016 new laws were introduced in Cambodia placing age, residency and literacy requirements on prospective union leaders and heavy fines for anyone who “create[d] obstacles or put… illegal pressure on discussions to determine the minimum wage” or who “incite[d] activities against the declaration of the minimum wage”.

Garment workers won a new minimum wage in 2016 – now at US$153 a month. But the campaign for all other workers has not yet been won. And if you are a woman worker in the construction industry (that’s 40% of all construction workers) you are paid less than a male worker. Men working in construction are paid US$150.00 per month while women – doing equal work – are paid US$112.50.

Campaigning for living wages and a social security system for all workers is part of the struggle against inequality.

Workers are organising. Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA is working with Cambodian unions and the global union network for living wages and a just social security system – because we know that together, we can winChip in and help us support unionists in Cambodia fighting for a minimum wage.

Donations of $2 and over to APHEDA’ s Overseas Project Fund Account are tax deductible.

If you would like to print out a form, you can download a form here.

 

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