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Gov’t, Workers, Employers Deadlocked in Setting Minimum Wage

Gov’t, Workers, Employers Deadlocked in Setting Minimum WageGov’t, Workers, Employers Deadlocked in Setting Minimum Wage

With only a day left for the Supreme Labor Council to set the minimum wage for the upcoming Iranian year, negotiations are still ongoing among representatives of workers, employers and government officials after they failed to reach an agreement in a dozen sessions. 
Representatives of workers, going to bat for close to 15 million Iranians, are united behind the demand for an increase in the minimum wage based on the living wage—a theoretical wage level that allows an individual to afford adequate shelter, food and other necessities. 
This comes as the employers’ representatives believe the country’s industries are not seeing an increase in productivity and earnings, and any sharp rise in minimum wage would put a damper on companies and businesses. 
Yet, both groups believe that workers’ wages should exceed the inflation rate, which has been the case since 2014-15.
 

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