Cambodian garment workers in distress: Declining Incomes, Rising Living Costs, and Spiralling Debt Post-Covid | CENTRAL

Three years after the COVID-19 crisis, Cambodian garment workers are still reeling from the effects of the crisis on their livelihoods and economy. Worker surveys indicate that the vast majority have been unable to repay debt incurred during the lockdowns, their effective income has decreased, and basic living expenses have increased due to inflation. This paper by CENTRAL, Cambodia, compiles the key findings of surveys conducted by different organisations, including Asia Floor Wage Alliance, to assert the need for a significant minimum wage increase in the Cambodian garment industry.

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