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The Chinese government and companies confronted to the reality of labor unrest

Source: www.wsj.com
Date: April 8, 2015
Link: www.wsj.com
Author: Chun Han Wong

China is entering a phase of less rapid economic growth, and as a consequence, the labor market is weakening in both urban and rural areas, resulting in a reduction in factories’ margins. This is affecting wage levels, social insurance payments and housing funds, and has led workers to take their demands to the streets. China witnessed almost 1,400 strikes in 2014.

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The number of strikes in China escalating due to the slowdown in economic growth

Source: www.voanews.com
Date: April 9, 2015
Link: www.voanews.com
Author: Shannon Van Sant

China is entering a phase of less rapid economic growth, and as a consequence, the labor market is weakening in both urban and rural areas, resulting in a reduction in factories’ margins. This is affecting wage levels, social insurance payments and housing funds, and has led workers to take their demands to the streets. China witnessed almost 1,400 strikes in 2014.

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China takes important steps to improve pay systems and employees’ welfare

Source: www.english.gov.cn
Date: April 9, 2015
Link: www.english.gov.cn
Author: english.gov.cn

China vows to take more measures to guarantee the rights of workers, especially their rights to get payments in full and on time, according to a guideline released by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council on April 8.

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Tripartite dialogue on drafting new wage provisions in India

Source: www.indiacsr.in
Date: April 14, 2015
Link: www.indiacsr.in
Author: Indiacsr

The second Tripartite Consultation Meeting on the draft Labour Code on Wages was organized in April by the Ministry of Labour & Employment with the representatives from Central Trade Unions, Employers’ Associations, Labour Department of State Governments and Central Ministries/Departments.

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National minimum wage in the UK in 2015

Source: www.gov.uk
Date: March 17, 2015
Link: www.gov.uk
Author: Corporate

Following the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission to increase the minimum wage in October 2015. It has accepted the proposed rates for adults and young workers (aged 18 to 20, and 16 to 17) but proposed a different rate for apprentices.

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Preconditions For Successful Implementation Of The New Minimum Wage In Germany

Source: www.socialeurope.eu
Date: April 9, 2015
Link: www.socialeurope.eu
Author: Thorsten Schulten

It is just a few weeks since the minimum wage was introduced in Germany, but it is already becoming quite clear that its implementation in practice cannot be taken for granted.

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