High-profile foreign brands back minimum wage for all

Big-name clothing brands sourcing from Myanmar have waded into the minimum wage debate, urging its implementation even as their own suppliers dispute the proposed salary and request an exemption from the law.

At the end of June 2015, the government moved to implement the 2013 Minimum Wage Law by proposing K3600 a day (around US$3). The figure was a compromise between the K2500 proposed by factories and unions’ request for K4000.

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