Foxconn new strategy generating new labour disputes

Fresh labour disputes hit Foxconn

Date: 1 November 2011
Source: Financial Times
Kathrin Hille

Foxconn new strategy to transfer part of its mass-production activities in new large plants in inland provinces at different wages and working conditions has generated new labour disputes.

Hong Kong: Real wage decline expected for 2012

Inflation to eclipse Hong Kong’s salary increases in 2012

Date: 1 November 2011
Source: SMB World Asia

With expectations of nominal wage increase of 4.5 per cent in 2012 along a higher inflation rate, real wages may be expected to decline in Hong Kong in 2012. Inflation rate is expected to be higher than 6 per cent in the whole Asia Pacific region.

The number of strikes in Vietnam has doubled in 2011

Vietnam: Strikes double in 2011

Date: 10 January 2012
Source: Vietnam Bridge
Thanh Van

According to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), up to 857 strikes were recorded in Vietnam in 2011, doubling the rate of 2010.

Employers’ concerns on minimum wage rises in Jordan

Jordan- Garment employers warn of harm if minimum wage raises

Date: 1 January 2012
Source: MENAFN - Jordan Times

Garment employers in Jordan have expressed concerns over the minimum wage rise from JD150 to JD190 decided from 1st of February 2012. They demand their sector to be excluded from the official minimum wage increase which is already excluding foreign workers.

Vietnam: Minimum wage reforms and new minimum wage rates for 2012

2012 Minimum wage in Vietnam: 29 % increase for FDI enterprises in HCMC and Hanoi

Date: 31 October 2011
Source: CR Essence

Major minimum wage reforms have implied a unified minimum wage rate for local and foreign companies, and a distinction between four regions. As a result minimum wage rates for 2012 have increased more significantly in local enterprises.

The minimum wage increase in Jordan from 1st of February 2012

“Minimum Wage Decision 2011"

Date: 31 December 2011
Source: Official Gazette 31 Dec. 2011, page 5616 of the issue no. 5134; Issued under Article 52 of Labour Law 8/1996 and its amendments


The Labour Tripartite Commission has decided to set a new minimum wage coming into effect on 1st of February 2012.

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