Jan. 3, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The government of Shenzhen
city in South China will raise its minimum monthly wage by 13.6% to RMB 1,500, the highest in China, from Feb. 1, 2012, said the Shenzhen
Human Resources and Social Security Bureau last Friday.
Meanwhile, the minimum hourly wage for part-time workers will increase to RMB 13.3, said the bureau.
In April, 2011, the Shenzhen
government hiked the city's minimum monthly wage by 20% to RMB 1,320 from RMB 1,100.
Municipal government has also announced that it would increase the city's minimum monthly wage for full-time workers to RMB 1,260 from RMB 1,160 from this January.
Last year, a total of 24 provinces in China raised their minimum wages by an average increase of 22%.