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Trade union criticizing insufficient wage increase in the Philippines

Source: www.panaynewsphilippines.com
Date: March 30, 2015
Link: www.panaynewsphilippines.com
Author: Fraire Acupan

End of March a minimum wage increase of 11.50 Peso (USD 0.26 cent) was presented in Western Visayas in the Philippines. Trade union criticized this decision as outrageous because not able to tackle workers’ deprivation.

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Strikers refuse to return to work until factories increase wages

Source: www.mmtimes.com
Date: March 3, 2015
Link: www.mmtimes.com
Author: Kyaw Phone Kyaw

3,803 workers from factories in Yangon, Myanmar, went on a strike end of January, demanding a K30,000 (USD 28) a month pay increase. After police beatings, arrests and negotiations 2,887 workers have returned to work after accepting a K300 (USD 28 cent) increase a day. Nevertheless around 1,200 workers are still holding ground, and claim further wage increases.

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Myanmar: towards a minimum wage for the summer?

Source: us.fashionmag.com
Date: March 18, 2015
Link: us.fashionmag.com
Author: Matthieu Guinebault

Myanmar’s government is currently working to introduce a minimum wage and to launch a social security program, according to the union IndustriAll Global following talks with the government.

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Minimum wage debate is still unsolved in Myanmar

Source: www.mmtimes.com
Date: April 6, 2015
Link: www.mmtimes.com
Author: Catherine Trautwein

Two years after the government passed a new law to set a minimum wage, it still has not come into existence. Social tensions have also increased in a context wage and overtime payment issues.

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Minimum Wage Setting Reforms On The Horizon In Indonesia

Source: www.forbes.com
Date: March 19, 2015
Link: www.forbes.com
Author: Heng Shao

When it comes to Indonesia, the message at present is consistent: new investment is on hold due to uncertainty over the country’s minimum wage policy. Last month, a group of foreign investors canceled plans to construct sixteen footwear factories for this very reason. Clearly the sentiment is not shared across industries, however, as foreign direct investment increased by 16.2% year over year in 2014. Consumer goods companies applaud the rising wages as increased spending power means enormous opportunities for future growth. Whether viewed as a regional production base or as one of the world’s largest consumer markets, reforms being made to the country’s wage setting mechanism will be one to watch.

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Indonesia plans to factor productivity into a new system for minimum wage hikes

Source: www.thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com
Date: March 12, 2015
Link: www.thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com
Author: Herdaru Purnomo

A new wage system is in discussion in Indonesia. The government plan to develop a system that factor productivity in a new rule to set annual minimum wage. This is an effort to increase workers’ wages without further deteriorating the country’ labor costs competitiveness.

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