Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Personnel drain from the garment industry

The Herald Tribune reports the high inflation and stagnant wages have prompted several thousands of workers to leave their jobs in the garment industry to look for better-paid jobs. According to the president of the Free Trade Union of Workers, Chea Mony, 27 000 workers have quit their jobs so far this year. He sais many of them are working in entertainment clubs like karaoke parlors, reports the Herald Tribune.

The Cambodian minister of planning, Chhay Thansaid, said inflation in July, 22 percent, was the highest rate recorded in 15 years.

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