minimum wage

Chinese Manager Killed at Zambian Mine

One Chinese manager has been killed and two injured at a copper mine in Zambia where 11 local workers were shot in 2010. From The Wall Street Journal: Scores of irate coal miners on Saturday attacked their supervisors after...

Trainee Workers at Issue in China

From the Wall Street Journal: Recent strikes in China are highlighting a technique widely used by foreign companies to keep costs down: hiring large numbers of “trainee” workers who can be paid less than the legal...

Ang Yuen Yuen: Made in China Remade

From Project Syndicate: As labor costs continue to climb, is China set to lose its coveted spot as the world’s workshop? Rising labor costs are inevitable. China’s government introduced tough labor laws and a minimum wage in...

China Raises Minimum Wage To Calm Consumers

China’s inflation has become a headache for the government, so it is raising the minimum wage to calm down complaints about the consumer price index. Moming Zhou from MarketWatch.com reported the full story: In an effort...

McDonald’s Raising China Pay After Controversy – Reuters

With consumer prices on the rise and the government ordering local governments to raise the minimum wage, it seems the owners of the Golden Arches have finally caved under the pressure of public outrage and raised pay rates across the board. From Reuters via the Financial Post: From next month, McDonald’s will increase workers’ pay […]

China raises minimum wages – AP

Xinhua reports China’s central government has ordered that minimum wages be raised across the country to help compensate for the country’s drastically rising food costs. From the Associated Press (via the Kansas City Star Tribune): Chinese leaders have been alarmed by a spike in inflation that saw the price of eggs rise 37.1 percent in […]

Minimum wage, China vs India: is cheap labor the real answer for China’s success in manufacturing? – Development Bank Research Bulletin

From Development Bank Research Bulletin (link): China has been said to be the World’s factory and cheap labor is said to be the reason why China attracts most of the manufacturing activities away from developed countries as well as from other developing countries. Africa’s wage level is much lower than China, but they are never […]

China’s trade union calls for minimum wage boost – Xinhua

From Xinhuanet (link) The All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) has called on provincial governments to raise their legal minimum wage amid concerns the real value of the minimum wage is slipping. A statement from the ACFTU said some governments had yet to set per-hour minimum wage standards, some had failed to include unemployment […]

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