“We ratified the new minimum wage after long consideration, and it was agreed to by most committee members. We decided that this should be the rate,” he said.
He added that the new wage will not affect enterprises that employ 10 people or fewer.
U Myo Zaw, a member of Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar, said workers really need a K6000 daily wage, and they now must try to work more overtime in order to ensure a decent living for their families.
“I think labour protests will be taking place if employers reduce the overtime hours that employees can work after the new minimum wage is enforced,” he said.