Minimum wage raised in Bangladesh from November 2010

Date: January 23, 2011
Source: Guardian

The minimum wage has been increased to 3,000 takas in the first raise since 2006, when it was fixed at 1,662 takas. New rates will be applied from
November 1, 2010. This followed months of protests demanding higher wages. This increase did not stop the protests of garment workers, however, since they did not consider the minimum wage hike sufficient.

First minimum wage law in Hong Kong

Hong Kong passes minimum wage law

Date: 17, July 2010
Source: AFP

HONG KONG - Hong Kong on Saturday passed its first minimum wage law, a controversial issue that has divided the city's business sector and labour groups for more than a decade.

Introduction of a minimum wage in Kuwait

Source: Kuwait Times
Date: April 1, 2010

Kuwait intends to set minimum wages for expatriate workers in the private sector to ensure them decent living conditions. This was announced by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, which will also establish an independent labor authority to ensure respect for human rights in Kuwait.

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