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Russians to stay off work for a week as virus deaths rise

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered most Russians to stay off work for a week starting later this month amid rising COVID-19 infections and deaths, and he strongly urged reluct...

Minimum wage in Taiwan set to increase starting 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Thursday (Oct. 14) is set to approve the Ministry of Labor’s (MOL) proposal to raise the minimum wage from NT$24,000 (US$ 854....

Taiwan to raise monthly minimum wage to NT$25,250

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A committee organized by Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Friday (Oct. 8) decided to raise Taiwan's monthly and minimum wages by 5% next year. At 10 a.m. on ...

Taiwan to raise minimum wage by up to 6% next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor and Ministry of Economic Affairs are both indicating that Taiwan will raise the minimum wage next year, possibly by up to 6%. The Minimum Wage Rev...

Taiwan Ministry of Labor denies plans to freeze minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There is no plan to freeze the official minimum wage at NT$24,000 (US$867) this year, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Tuesday (June 15). Current meetings of the releva...

Taiwan to raise minimum monthly wage to NT$24,000 next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's minimum monthly wage will be raised to NT$24,000 (US$852.9) and the minimum hourly wage to NT$160 at the start of next year. According to the Ministry of L...

Breaking News! Taiwan's monthly minimum wage raised by 3%, hourly pay up 5%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's minimum monthly wage has been increased by three percent, while the hourly minimum rate has been hiked by five percent. After several hours of negotiations toda...

Taiwan labor minister supports hike in minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) said Thursday (July 11) she hoped the basic minimum wage would be hiked when the relevant committee meets for a decision on August 14. ...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to be increased by 5% on Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Among a number of new regulations to be rolled out on Jan. 1, 2019 includes a 5 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage and a 7 percent increase in the hourly minimum wage...

Taiwan minimum wage bill calls for fines of up to NT$1 million for employers who violate law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced a national minimum wage draft bill, which makes provision for the introduction of a mechanism and economic indexes governing th...

Taiwan health insurance payments to rise in tandem with minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the minimum monthly wage is set to rise on January 1, health insurance premiums will also follow suit for at least 3 million residents, though 120,000 people could also see c...

Bangladesh unions reject $95 monthly wage for garment workers

Hundreds of garment workers staged demonstrations in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on Friday, after rejecting the government's plans to hike their minimum wage to Tk 8,000 ($95, €81). The n...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to increase by 5% in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The monthly minimum wage will officially be increased by 5 percent next year, while the hourly minimum wage will rise by 7.14 percent, announced Ministry of Labor yesterday (Se...

Taiwan to raise hourly wage by 7% to NT$150

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's hourly minimum wage is to be increased by over 7 percent, while the monthly minimum wage is to be hiked by 5 percent, pending approval by the Executive Yuan, annou...

Taiwan to raise minimum wage by 5 percent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A review committee has recommended a hike in the minimum wage by 5 percent to NT$23,100 (US$749) per month, but the Cabinet still has to give its final approval. The pr...