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Over half of China's provincial areas raise minimum monthly pay

Date: October 25, 2012
Source: Xinhua News
Author: Deng Shasha
Link: news.xinhuanet.com

BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Eighteen of the mainland's 31 provincial-level regions raised the minimum monthly wage by an average of 19.4 percent year-on-year by September.

 
China to prevent wage defaults for migrant workers

Date: October 26, 2012
Source: China Daily
Author: Xinhua
Link: www.chinadaily.com.cn

BEIJING -- The government will carry out a campaign to prevent wage defaults for migrant workers from rural areas, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said Thursday.

 
Exporters adjusting to rising wages

Date: November 1, 2012
Source: China Daily
Author: Mark Williams
Link: english.peopledaily.com.cn

For years, the abiding view of China has been of a workshop powered by waves of young migrants able to out-compete workers elsewhere in the world because of their low wages. This image is becoming increasingly wide of the mark.
The wage of an average migrant worker in China has quadrupled in US dollar terms since China joined the World Trade Organization at the end of 2001. The average Chinese factory worker now earns more than twice as much as his or her counterpart in Indonesia or Vietnam.

 
Income gap between the sexes widening

Date: November 28, 2012
Source: China Daily
Author:
Link: english.peopledaily.com.cn

The income gap between men and women in China is growing partly because of gender inequality, particularly in the job market, according to a survey.
In 2010, urban women's income was 67.3 percent that of men's and rural women's income was 56 percent that of their male counterparts, the survey found. The ratios were 77.5 percent and 79 percent in 1990.

 
Macedonia introduces a national minimum wage

Source: SETimes.com
Date: 5 October 2011
Link: www.setimes.com
Author: unknown

For the first time, labour unions, employers and the Macedonian government agreed to set a minimum wage

Under the deal, announced by Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski on Saturday (October 1st), workers must be paid at least 130 euros monthly. The agreement will increase the incomes of about 65,000 workers whose pay is not up to this standard. The law on the minimum wage is due to enter into force in 2012.

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FYR Macedonia sets minimum wage

Source: Balkans Business News
Date: 4 October 2011
Link: www.balkans.com
Author: unknown

Social partners agreed minimum net wage

Three social partners – the government, employers and trade unions agreed Saturday minimum net wage to be Denar 8.050 or gross wage Denar 12.265 in the FY Republic of Macedonia. Defined level of minimum wage refers to basic wage with full time work i.e. the amount does not include wage supplements. If the employee does not accomplish expected results the minimum wage will be ade-quately decreased. - For the first time in the history of independent, FYR Macedonia after 20 years of negotiations of different teams – political, economic and trade unions, the agreement for defining minimum wage was reached.

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