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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
Link:

Author:

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

 
Major fashion brands criticized on working conditions in Cambodia

“Cambodian workers hold ‘people’s tribunal’ to look at factory conditions"

Date: 2 February 2012
Source:
The Guardian
Link:
www.guardian.co.uk
Author:
Sarah Butler

Major fashion brands have been criticized for not agreeing to attend a hearing aimed at investigating pay, working conditions and resulting ‘mass faintings’ at factories working for fashion brands including H&M and Gap.

 
A major brand obliged to pay compensation for overtime payment

“Nike agrees USD 1 million overtime payment for Indonesian workers"

Source: BBC News Business
Link:
www.bbc.co.uk
Date:
12 January 2012

The sporswear group Nike has agreed to pay a compensation of USD 1 million to about 4,500 workers in an Indonesian subsidiary to settle a dispute over unpaid overtime over the last two years.

 
Wage increase in garment and footwear from January 2012

“Pay Raise for Garment workers"

Date: 24 November 2011
Source: The Phnom Penh Post
Link:
www.phnompenhpost.com
Author:
Tep Nimol

The government took the decision to increase wages of garment and footwear workers from January 2012 by USD 5, increasing monthly average wage from USD 61 to 66.

 
Authorities Calling for Wage Rises in private enterprises

Date: April 20, 2011
Source: China Daily
Link: www.chinadaily.com.cn

The gap between the capital's highest- and lowest-paid workers widened by almost 13,000 yuan in just three years, according to new statistics.

Ministry targets non-public firms in labor-intensive industries for hikes BEIJING - Chinese labor authorities are aiming to have the wages of business employees rise by 15 percent a year during the next five years.

One step toward that goal will be taken through reforms made to the means businesses use to distribute wages, said Yang Zhiming, vice-minister of human resources and social security, at a national work conference on labor relations on Monday.

The main targets of the changes will be non-public businesses in labor-intensive industries. Collective bargaining will occur at such places to help ensure that the wages they pay rise in a regular manner, he said.

He said human resource and social security bureaus throughout the country will continue to release guidelines on local wages and to provide basic rules for collective bargaining. He said workers should enjoy wages that rise at the same or a faster pace than their employers' profits.

Read more at www.chinadaily.com.cn

 
The gap between highest and lowest-paid workers widens

Date: April 25, 2011
Source: China Daily
Link: www.chinadaily.com.cn

The gap between the capital's highest- and lowest-paid workers widened by almost 13,000 yuan in just three years, according to new statistics.

A survey of employees across 17 industries by researchers at the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences found the income divide stretched from 26,818 yuan in 2006 to 39,087 yuan in 2009.

Read more at www.chinadaily.com.cn

 
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