China -Guangdong revises minimum wage levels -May, 01 2013

The People’s Government of Guangdong released the “Notice on Adjusting Minimum Wage Levels for Employees in Guangdong Province (efuhan [2013] No. 27, hereinafter referred to as ‘Notice’)” on February 25, which raises the minimum wage levels across the province by an average of 19.1 percent from May 1, 2013.

According to the Notice, the new monthly minimum wage in Guangdong’s capital city of Guangzhou will increase by 19.2 percent from RMB1,300 to RMB1,550. At the same time, Guangzhou’s minimum hourly wage will increase from RMB10.5 to RMB15.

Minimum wages in “Class B” cities such as Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan and Zhongshan will rise to RMB1,310 a month and RMB12.5 per hour, while “Class C” and “Class D” cities will see their minimum wage levels increase by 19 percent to RMB1,130 and RMB1,010 respectively.