The need to increase wages in the US

Date: 28 November 2014
Author: George Tyler

A debate has taken ground in the US around the need to break the wage stagnation that seem to have led to an erosion of the middle class and thus have broken the necessary leverage for domestic economic growth. At the same time the wage share continues to decline in the US showing a disconnection between productivity and wage growth.


Wage increase in Manila, Philippines is still not enough to keep up with the rising cost of living

Date: April 15, 2015
Author: Mikas Matsuzawa

The minimum wage in Manila has recently increased by 15 Peso (USD 0.34 cents). Even though some welcomed this hike, a local Think Thank claimed that it is far from enough to keep up with rising living costs. According to their calculations with this hike workers with their new wage will only be able to cover 40% of their family needs.



Minimum wage increases in Cambodia

Talks between employers, trade unions and the government also took place in Cambodia for increasing the minimum wage in the garment and footwear industries. The increase if it were significant enough may help to improve the social climate that was characterized by waves of strikes in 2012 while allowing the minimum wage to increase its role both as a social tool (in particular to provide a living wage) and as an economic leverage for enhancing productivity, consumption and economic growth.

Date: January 23, 2013
Source: Leonie Barrie

Workers protest against minimum wage delays

Thousands of workers took to the city’s main thoroughfares on Wednesday to protest delays in the increased minimum wage and hikes in electricity rates.

Date: January 17, 2013
Source: The Jakarta Post
Source: Unknown

Tangerang Workers' Pay Raise in Limbo over Exemption Appeals

Date: January 31, 2013
Source: Tempointeractive
Source: unknown

Approximately 150,000 low-ranking employees in Tangerang, Banten, may not get a pay raise as ordained by the 2013 Regency Minimum Wage of Rp 2.2 million that became effective at the beginning of January.

Indonesia: Nike in low wages row

Date: January 14, 2013
Source: Financial Times
Source: Ben Bland

The battle over factory pay in Indonesia is intensifying, with vocal local trade unions joining hands with a US non-governmental organisation to pressure Nike suppliers into paying minimum wages.

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