Ministry working on labor laws

The draft law on the minimum wage for garment and footwear industry workers will be completed and approved this year, according to Labor Minister Ith Samheng. The ministry is also working on another draft law concerning labor dispute resolution, he told the ministry’s annual congress on February 15. “We created the minimum wage draft law for garment and footwear industry workers and it will be spread to another sector next time,” he said. He did not go into detail about what was in the labor dispute resolution law. Mr. Samheng said the ministry will try to complete both draft laws this year, but was not sure of the exact date.

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