Ordinary staff in Cambodian garment factories can now earn between $238 and $260 per month, including benefits, according to research by the National Trade Unions Coalition (NTUC) covering more than 30 factories. Garment and footwear sector workers received their first pay packet at the higher rate recently. The new minimum monthly wage is $170 now. NTUC President Far Saly said the wage hike would benefit the lives of workers and their families. The coalition found some employees, who are paid according to the quantity of products, can now earn up to $480 each month, according to a report.