Myanmar minimum wage gathers support from abroad

International labor groups and multinational companies have urged the government and recalcitrant garment manufacturers in Myanmar to accept a daily minimum wage of 3,600 kyats (US$3.20), a proposal put forward by the National Minimum Wage Committee last month.

The US-based Fair Labor Association, a coalition of labor rights groups around the world and 17 affiliated companies, including global apparel provider Adidas Group and shoe manufacturer New Balance, sent a letter to the Ministry of Labor urging garment factory owners in Myanmar to drop their demand that the industry be exempted from the pay regulation.

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