The Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar throws its support behind a government-led proposal for a minimum wage in Burma of 3,600 kyat (US$3.60) a day.
Foreign and domestic factory representatives say the proposed minimum wage is unaffordable.
If accepted, the salary conditions will be applicable to all employers except small enterprises with 15 workers or less, and family businesses.
Negotiations are currently being held in Rangoon which may pave the way for an official minimum wage in Burma.
President notes that if wages are too high, it will affect production costs and foreign investment, but if too low then workers will take to the streets.
Jan 8, 2010 (DVB), A salary increase for civil service workers in Burma is necessary but will severely strain the country's budget and "damage the public", a Burmese trade union…