Guangdong to raise minimum wages by 19%
Updated: 2013-02-06 15:27
By Li Wenfang (chinadaily.com.cn)
Minimum wages in Guangdong province will be raised 19.1 percent on average from May 1.
Minimum wages in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong, will rise 19.2 percent to 1,550 yuan ($249) a month and 15 yuan per hour, the provincial department of human resources and social security said on Feb 5.
Minimum wages in second-tier cities such as Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan and Zhongshan will rise to 1,310 yuan a month and 12.5 yuan per hour.
A three months’ buffer period will be set to allow businesses to adjust their budgets.