Proposal to increase the region-based minimum wages in 2018
On August 07th 2017, The National Wage Council (NWC) adopted the proposal of raising region-based minimum wages in 2018, which will be submitted to the Prime Minister for consideration and approval. Under the proposal of National Wages Council, region-based minimum wages in 2018 will be as follows:
|Region||The current region-based minimum wages (2017_
(According to Decree No. 153/2016/ND-CP dated 14/11/2016)
|The proposed region-based minimum wages according to the proposal of NWC||Balance|
Therefore, under this proposal, the region-based minimum wages in 2018 will increase 6.5 per cent, in comparison with 2017. This mean the new region-based minimum wages will be increased from 180,000 to 230,000 dong each month. Employer must maintain the salary payment to the employees not less than region-based minimum wages.
Decision on region-based minimum wage is still pending for approval. The official information will be updated as soon as possible.