103 years ago female factory workers demanded minimum wage, humane working conditions and an 8-hour working day.
103 years later, the same demand is part of the struggle of our women working in garment factories.
In recognition of the courage of all women fighting for gender justice, for equality and for a life of honor and dignity, we celebrate 8 March, International Women’s Day.
We stand with our sisters who demand a US$160 minimum wage but more is needed for living wage that will allow our workers to support a family of four and to live in dignity.
Mu Sochua, CNRP’s elected lawmaker and Director General of Public Affairs, told IPS, “Strong trade unions, strict implementation of the labour law (against short-term contracts) and ILO conventions must be upheld and the government and global brands should be allowed no excuses to delay negotiations for living wage.”