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Committee to propose 30% hike in monthly minimum wage

2017/08/16 19:21:20

Taipei, Aug. 16 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor's annual Minimum Wage Review Committee is set to propose an increase in Taiwan's monthly minimum wage from NT$21,009 to NT$27,711 (US$931) later this year, a business leader said on Wednesday.

Taiwan Confederation of Trade Unions Chairman Chuang Chueh-an (莊爵安), a member of the committee, said a consensus has been reached on raising the minimum wage.

Chuang shared the figure before a meeting with Minister of Labor Lin Mei-chu (林美珠) ahead of the committee's annual meeting scheduled for Friday.

The committee will also propose a hike in the minimum hourly wage from NT$133 to NT$160, Chuang added.

Meanwhile, Lin denied media reports a day earlier that the Labor Ministry intends to raise the monthly minimum wage by 5 percent to NT$22,059 and the hourly minimum wage to NT$140.

(By Yu Hsiao-han and Evelyn Kao)