Iran raises minimum wage

Workers in the Middle East nation will see the monthly minimum wage rise by almost 20%.

The monthly minimum wage in Iran will be increased by almost 20%; from about 9.3 million rials to 11.1 rials (S$243 to S$292 respctively).

The increase follows drawn-out tripartite negotiations between the Iranian government, employers, and employee collectives. Business associations are reported to have been against any amount of wage increase, while employee representatives sought a increases of more than a third (36%).

As reported by, Iran annually reviews its minimum wage rates via a committee that features equal tripartite negotiation.

The increase is said to be unusual, given the country’s history of preferential treatment towards employers. Mehdi Kouhestaninejad, an Iranian labour activist based in Canada, recently told Equal Times that “no law supports the workers”. 

Reportedly, workers are frequently made to wait months before receiving pay checks, and must often resort to industrial action to seek recompense. 

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