26 Mar 2019
Local authorities revealed a statutory minimum wage increase set to take place from April 1st, Xinhua reports.
On Monday, it was said that Shanghai’s minimum wage will rise from a monthly 2,420 yuan (360 U.S. dollars) to 2,480 yuan, which makes it one of the highest in the country.
The municipal human resources and social security department also shared that the hourly minimum wage will increase from 21 yuan to 22 yuan.
Overtime pay and additional miscellaneous allowances will not form part of the minimum wage.
Other Chinese regions have also seen minimum wage increases so far in 2019, including Chongqing and Shaanxi.
As it stands, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing boast the highest minimum wages in China.