Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wage

  YANGON: Myanmar’s government has approved the country’s first-ever national minimum wage, state media reported on Saturday (Aug 29), after months of bitter negotiations with labour groups and employers. The wage has been set at 3,600 kyat (US$2.80) “for a standard eight-hour work day” and takes effect from Tuesday, said the state-run Global New Light […]

Ministry begins living cost survey to set minimum wage

A cost-of-living survey that will help determine a national minimum wage got under way on January 26 in Yangon and Bago regions. Investigators will use questionnaires to examine the living conditions of business owners, public servants, workers earning a bare living and unemployed people. Daw Tin Tin Ye, an official with the labour department of […]

Myanmar hopes for Singapore MOU to better protect domestic maids

YANGON: Myanmar wants to initiate an agreement with Singapore, to offer better protection for its domestic maids working in the city-state. The Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation hopes to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its counterpart, the Association of Employment Agencies Singapore in one to two months. The federation has already signed an […]