The Basic Wage Deliberation Committee Passed the Resolution to Adjust Basic Wages

  • Last Modify Date:2017-02-25

The Basic Wage Deliberation Committee held its 31st meeting on September 8, 2016; representatives from labor, employer, academic, and government were invited to participate in the discussion. The Commission reached a resolution by consensus, respecting the following recommendations by the Ministry of Labor:

・Starting on January 1, 2017, the monthly basic wage will be adjusted from NT$20,008 to NT$21,009 for an increase of NT$1,001, a 5% increase.

・ Adjustments to the hourly basic wage will take place in two phases. The first phase will start on October 1, 2016 with an increase to NT$126 per hour, and the second phase will start on January 1, 2017 with an increase to NT$133 per hour for a total increase of NT$13 (a 10% increase).

The case was approved by the Executive Yuan, and it was announced publicly by the Ministry of Labor on September 19, 2016. Raising the basic monthly wage to $21,009 will benefit more than 1.62 million workers, and raising the basic hourly wage to $133 will benefit more than 390,000 workers.

Immediately after taking office, both President Tsai and Premier Lin instructed the Ministry of Labor to take active measures to address the relatively stagnant growth in domestic wages in order to protect atypical workers, solve the low income problem of young workers, and help low income earners resolve the issues of poverty. The Ministry of Labor has called on employers to shoulder their fair share of social responsibility by rewarding their employees with a share of the profits. The increase in labor income will promote better job performance and create a harmonious, mutually beneficial relationship between labor and employer.

  • News From:Department of Standards and Equal Employment
  • Publish Date:2017-02-25
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