Nikkei Asian Review – Southeast Asian workers press for big minimum wage hikes

As economic growth booms in Southeast Asia, companies must thread the needle between the demands of workers and foreign businesses.

August 18, 2017

‘Calls for major increases in minimum pay are spreading through Southeast Asia as workers grow more conscious of their rights amid economic expansion and turn up the pressure on their governments.

Malaysia and Myanmar are among the countries where labor is pushing for hikes, which would help spur consumption. But higher personnel costs could also drive foreign businesses away.’

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