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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
Link:
www.menafn.com
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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.

 
Thousands March in Hong Kong on Labor Day for Pay, Benefits

Source: Bloomberg
Date: May 1, 2011 
Link: www.bloomberg.com

Thousands of protesters marched in Hong Kong, demanding legislation to standardize work hours, overtime pay and an annual review of statutory minimum wage

 
Foxconn raises factory wages after a spate of suicides

Author: Peter Foster
Source: Telegraph
Date: June 7, 2010
Link: www.telegraph.co.uk

The world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, Foxconn, has decided to to raise wages for its Chinese workers after a spate of suicides at its main plan in Southern China.

 
Doubts about wage increases at Foxconn

Source: Xinmin Media
Date: July 5, 2010
Link: www.msn.ynet.com

According to some Chinese media, such wage increases would not be satisfactory because accompanied by more intensity at work requested from employees (who would be requested to produce more number of pieces per hour during their normal working hours) and also cut of overtime that represents however an important source of income for the workers.

 
Strikes at Honda China because of wages and working conditions

Chinese Honda strike a wake-up call for Japan

Source: New-York Time
Date: May 31, 2010
Link: www.nytimes.com

A strike interrupted production at Honda Motors factories in southeastern China, where workers protested against low pay and tough working conditions. The protest began on May 22 and shut down all four of the Japanese automaker’s factories on the mainland.

 
Wage increases to stop strikes at Honda

Wage increases to stop strikes at Honda

Date: June 1, 2010
Source: New-York Times
Link: www.nytimes.com

Proposals have been made by the management of Honda to increase wages in order to satisfy workers’ demands.

 
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