30 Dec '11, 9am
Minimumloon omhoog met 8,6% in 2012 ! Waar? In Beijing! #minimumwage #china
BEIJING (REUTERS) - The city of Beijing has decided to raise the minimum monthly wage by 8.6 per cent to 1,260 yuan (S$260), effective from January 2012, the Beijing municipal government said. Beijing is not the first to announce a higher minimum wage for 2012 - the south-western Chinese province of Sichuan last week raised its minimum wage by 23 per cent and Jiangxi has published a 21.5 per cent rise. Local media reported that other Chinese cities and provinces are likely to follow suit. China's labour ministry said 24 of the 32 mainland provinces increased minimum wages by an average 22 per cent in 2011.