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Afghanistan - Minimum Wages - 2011


LAST UPDATE

13 April 2011


Procedure

Wage levels are to be set by individual employers in accordance with §62 of the Labour Code, but cannot fall below the minimum wage set by the government for its employees. Individual wage rates are to be awarded on the basis of the quality and quantity of the work and with due regard to grades, ranks and the given post.
Labour Code 2007 §§8, 59, 62

Procedure in general

The procedure for setting amount and conditions of payment of wages for different employees differs according to the employing entity.

For government employees and employees of government-controlled entities, the minimum wage is set by the relevant ministries. No process or criteria are prescribed for this determination.

Social organisations are to set wages in accordance with their constitutions and non-government organisations, private and joint enterprises and international organisations set wages by mutual agreement. However, none can determine a wage level that is lower than the minimum amount fixed by the government for its employees.
Labour Code 2007 §62

Government decides alone

The minimum wage for employees of the government, and of mixed enterprises in which the government has more than a 50% capital share, shall be determined by the Ministries of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled and of Finance and Civil Service Commission.
Labour Code 2007 §62(1)(i)
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Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

The minimum wage for government workers is reported as 4,000 afghanis per month.
2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Afghanistan p52


Last minimum wage update

The date of the last minimum wage update has not been identified. Rather, the Afghani public sector is undergoing a staged process of pay and grading reform.
1390 National Budget Statement Draft See p43 for explanation of Pay and Grading reforms


Albania - Minimum Wages - 2009


LAST UPDATE

3 November 2009.


Procedure

Government decides after tripartite or bipartite body discussions/recommendations

The Council of Ministers establishes the national minimum wage rate. The National Council of Labour is consulted during the preparation and implementation of all labour legislation and amendments including those concerning the minimum wage. Within the Council, specialized tripartite commissions may be established. One of these committees is concerned with wages, including the minimum wage.

The National Council of Labour is a tripartite body with the following members: 7 government representatives, 10 employees` representatives and 10 employers’ representatives.
Labour Code §§ 111, 200


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

17 000 leks per month (31 December 2008)
18 000 leks per month (since 1 May 2009)
US Department of State: 2008 Human Rights Report: Albania
Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 522, dated 13 May 2009 on fixing the Minimum Wage


Last minimum wage update

13 May 2009.
Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 522, dated 13 May 2009 on fixing the Minimum Wage


Algeria - Minimum Wages - 2011


LAST UPDATE

01 April 2011.

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Procedure

Government decides after consultation of the social partners

The minimum wage (SNMG) applicable to all activity sectors shall be fixed through a decree, after consultation of the most representative unions associations, either of employees or employers.
Labour Relations Act §87

Minimum wage set through decentralized collective bargaining

Collective agreements concluded according to the conditions established in the labour law deal with conditions of employment and work and can more specifically concern the subjects below mentioned:

3. Correspondants minimum wages.
Labour Relations Act §120


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

15,000 dinars per month.
Presidential Decree n. 09-416, 16 December 2009 readjusting the minimum wage. §1


Last minimum wage update

16 December 2009. (to entry into force the 1st January 2010)
Presidential Decree n. 09-416, 16 December 2009 readjusting the minimum wage.


Angola - Minimum Wages - 2011


LAST UPDATE

16 March 2011.

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Procedure

Government decides after tripartite or bipartite body discussions/recommendations

The minimum wage is fixed by Decree of the Council of Ministers based upon the proposal made by the Minister of Protection, Labour and Finance. There are indications that this proposal follows the recommendations of the National Council of Social Dialogue, set up of workers`, employers` and government representatives. However, the relevant legal texts have not been identified.
General Labour Act §168(1)

Minimum wage set through decentralized collective bargaining

Wage rates may be determined by collective agreement. The government may exclude workers covered by a collective agreement signed within the 6 months preceding the issue of the Decree fixing the minimum wage.
General Labour Act §171


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

KZ 9.371,00 general national minimum wage.
KZ 11.714.00 Transports, Service and Manufacturing Industry.
KZ 14.057,00 Groupings of trade and extractive industry.
KZ 9.371,00 Agriculture.
Decree 64/10 readjusting the minimum wage §2


Last minimum wage update

14 May 2010.
Decree 64/10 readjusting the minimum wage §1


Antigua and Barbuda - Minimum Wages - 2011


Procedure

Government decides after tripartite or bipartite body discussions/recommendations

The minimum wage rate is fixed by the Minister of Labour after hearing recommendations made by a Minimum Wage Advisory Committee specially appointed by him, which shall be composed of equal number of employers and employees and representatives of such other interests in the economy as the Minister deems appropriate.
Labour Code of Antigua and Bermuda C 21(1)


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

The minimum wage payable for employment in the State is 7.50$ per hour.
The Minimum Wage Order, 2008 §3


Last minimum wage update

2 January 2008
Labour Code of Antigua and Bermuda §3


Argentina - Minimum Wages - 2011


LAST UPDATE

6 September 2011

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Procedure

Minimum wages set directly by tripartite negotiations

The National Council for Employment, Productivity and the Adjustable Minimum Living Wage (NCEPAMLW) periodically determines the adjustable minimum wage which shall be adopted by a majority of 2/3 of the members, consisting on an equal number of government’, workers’ and employers’ representatives, 48 in total.
National Employment Act Art.135, 136, 139

Minimum wage set through decentralized collective bargaining

Wages are also set by collective agreement. Collective bargaining aims to determine basic professional salaries. Wage rates may not be lower than the minimum wage determined by the government or the National Council for Employment, Productivity and the Adjustable Minimum Living Wage.
Law No. 20.744 on Employment Contracts Art.8


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

2.300,00 pesos per month or 11,50 pesos per hour.
Order No. 2/2011 fixing the Minimum Wage Art.1


Last minimum wage update

26 August 2011
Order No. 2/2011 fixing the Minimum Wage


Armenia - Minimum Wages - 2011


LAST UPDATE

29 August 2011


Procedure

Relevant provisions on the procedure have not been identified.


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

The monthly minimum wage is 30,000 drams.
Human Rights Report 2010 of Armenia


Australia - Minimum Wages - 2011


LAST UPDATE

7 March 2011


Procedure

Fair Work Australia (FWA) sets and varies minimum wages for national system employees. Minimum wage-setting is determined by a Minimum Wage Panel headed by the President of Fair Work Australia and comprising six other Minimum Wage Panel members.

FWA must conduct and complete an annual wage review in each financial year. In an annual wage review, FWA:
(a) must review modern award minimum wages and the national minimum wage order; and
(b) may make one or more determinations varying modern awards to set, vary or revoke modern award minimum wages; and
(c) must make a national minimum wage order.

Fair Work Australia must, in relation to each annual wage review, ensure that all persons and bodies have a reasonable opportunity to make and comment on written submissions for consideration in the review. It must also publish all submissions made to FWA for consideration in the review.

The President of FWA may also direct that matter be investigated, and that a report about the matter be prepared, for consideration in an annual wage review. If research is conducted for the purposes of an annual wage review, FWA must publish the research so that submissions can be made addressing issues covered by the research.
Fair Work Act 2009 §§285, 289, 290, 291

Minimum wage set through decentralized collective bargaining

A minimum wage may be agreed between the parties at an enterprise level and set in an enterprise agreement. This wage must not be less than the national minimum wage or the wage set in the relevant modern award.
Fair Work Act 2009 §206


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

The 2009-2010 national minimum wage order set a national minimum wage of $569.90 per week or $15 per hour with effect from 1 July 2010.

Modern award minimum wages were increased by $26 per week or 69 cents an hour (based on a 38 hour week) with effect from 1 July 2010. The resulting minimum wage level differs between industries.
FWA Annual Wage Decision 2009-2010 paragraphs 424 and 426


Last minimum wage update

The last decision was handed down on 3 June 2010, with effect from 1 July 2010.
FWA Annual Wage Decision 2009-2010 paragraph 346


Austria - Minimum Wages - 2011


LAST UPDATE

30 November 2011


Procedure

Procedure in general

Austria has a dual system for setting minimum wages: Collective agreements dominate the wage setting. The government has set minimum wages for certain sectors.

Minimum wages set directly by tripartite negotiations

A minimum wage rate may be determined by a specialized body - the Federal Arbitration Board - for groups of workers for whom a collective agreement cannot be agreed, 1) because no body capable of negotiating a collective agreement exists on the side of the employer, and 2) insofar as an arrangement about minimum salaries and minimum amounts for compensating expenses has not been achieved by declaring a collective agreement statutory.
If a workers’ body capable of negotiating a collective agreement requests it, the Federal Arbitration Board (Bundeseinigungsamt) must set a minimum wage rate after consulting the heads of the provincial governments that will fall within its spatial scope.
The Board consists of one chairperson and at least 2 representatives each of the employees and employers.
Special consideration has to be given to the proportionality and to the way wages are calculated in related economic branches.
Collective Labour Relations Act §22-25, 141, 142

Minimum wage set through decentralized collective bargaining

Wage rates are mostly fixed in collective agreements.

In 2007, the Austrian Federation of Trade Unions and the Chamber of Commerce signed an agreement, which obliges the social partners to increase the minimum wage in sectoral collective agreements to at least 1,000 Euro (gross) by 2009 (1.167 Euro including special allowances like christmas pay). This agreement covers the sectors for which the Economic Chamber and the Federation of Trade Unions jointly negotiate collective agreements, excluding the liberal professions, independent contractors and employees employed e.g. by associations.
General Agreement on a Minimum Wage of 1,000 Euro


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

since 1 January 2009: EUR 8,68 per hour, EUR 1453,03 per month (unskilled worker in the Iron- and Metalworking Industry)

since 1 January 2008: EUR 8,36 per hour, 1399,46 EUR per month (unskilled worker in the Iron- and Metalworking Industry)
Collective Agreement for Workers in the Iron- and Metalworking Industry 2009
Collective Agreement for Workers in the Iron- and Metalworking Industry 2008

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Last minimum wage update

1 January 2009
Collective Agreement for Workers in the Iron- and Metalworking Industry 2009


Bahamas - Minimum Wages - 2011


LAST UPDATE

7 October 2011


Procedure

Government decides after consultation of the social partners

Statutory minimum wage rates are fixed by the government. Separate rates are established for workers employed by the week, the day or the hour. Prior to any increase in the minimum wage rates, consultation must take place with a representative confederation of employers and a representative association of registered trade unions.
Minimum Wages Act §4


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

The minimum wages shall be fixed as follows:
$BSD 4 per hour.
$BSD 30 per day.
$BSD 150 per week.
Minimum Wages Act §4


Last minimum wage update

21 January 2002
Minimum Wages Act

Results generated on: 20th June 2021 at 07:10:00.
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