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Myanmar: towards a minimum wage for the summer?

Source: us.fashionmag.com
Date: March 18, 2015
Link: us.fashionmag.com
Author: Matthieu Guinebault

Myanmar’s government is currently working to introduce a minimum wage and to launch a social security program, according to the union IndustriAll Global following talks with the government.

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Minimum wage debate is still unsolved in Myanmar

Source: www.mmtimes.com
Date: April 6, 2015
Link: www.mmtimes.com
Author: Catherine Trautwein

Two years after the government passed a new law to set a minimum wage, it still has not come into existence. Social tensions have also increased in a context wage and overtime payment issues.

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Minimum Wage Setting Reforms On The Horizon In Indonesia

Source: www.forbes.com
Date: March 19, 2015
Link: www.forbes.com
Author: Heng Shao

When it comes to Indonesia, the message at present is consistent: new investment is on hold due to uncertainty over the country’s minimum wage policy. Last month, a group of foreign investors canceled plans to construct sixteen footwear factories for this very reason. Clearly the sentiment is not shared across industries, however, as foreign direct investment increased by 16.2% year over year in 2014. Consumer goods companies applaud the rising wages as increased spending power means enormous opportunities for future growth. Whether viewed as a regional production base or as one of the world’s largest consumer markets, reforms being made to the country’s wage setting mechanism will be one to watch.

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Indonesia plans to factor productivity into a new system for minimum wage hikes

Source: www.thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com
Date: March 12, 2015
Link: www.thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com
Author: Herdaru Purnomo

A new wage system is in discussion in Indonesia. The government plan to develop a system that factor productivity in a new rule to set annual minimum wage. This is an effort to increase workers’ wages without further deteriorating the country’ labor costs competitiveness.

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The Indonesian government raises pension contributions to 8% of monthly salary

Source: www.thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com
Date: April 9, 2015
Link: www.thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com
Author: Siprianus Edi Hardum

From 5th of July, the Government of Indonesia is planning to raise the pension contributions from 2% to 8% of an employee’s monthly salary. This new governmental regulation is aimed at refurbishing the country’s pension system.

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Labor Ministry in Cambodia limits overtime among factory workers

Source: www.khmertimeskh.com
Date: March 1, 2015
Link: www.khmertimeskh.com
Author: Xinhua

Due to poor health among factory workers and frequent labor incidents the Labor Ministry in Cambodia has limited overtime among employees to 2 hours per day and maximum 10 hours per week.

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