Workers Seek Minimum Wage Hike Amid Delay in Government Review

Workers in the country are seeking an increase in the minimum wage amid a rise in the prices of basic commodities and services as the government review of the current wage faces delays. Factory workers have protested and demanded the government increase the daily minimum wage to K5600 (US$4.11) from the current K3600. The government […]

Minimum wage set at K3600

After months of protest and dispute, the minimum wage was finally confirmed at K3600 per day at a final meeting with employers and worker representatives yesterday. The National Committee on the Minimum Wage said all participants had agreed on the amount at the meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, which was the eighth to be held […]

President promises to set minimum wage

The government will propose a minimum wage this month, President U Thein Sein has announced. After a 60-day period for comments and objections, the government will then set the minimum wage in advance of the elections, he said. The president set out the timetable in a letter to parliament yesterday. Following extended discussions around the […]