As the US marks more than six years without an increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, 14 states and several cities are moving forward with their own increases, with most set to start taking effect on Friday.
Bahrain’s MPs have approved a bill that effectively guarantees a BD300 ($792) minimum wage for Bahraini employees and pensioners in the private sector.
They defied the government and voted in favour of setting up a fund that
Bahrain is considering major changes to the minimum wage system, hoping to scrap informal unified minimum wages in the private sector and replace them with salaries that would depend on people's job titles, said to a top government official.
Oman has raised minimum wages by 43 per cent for national workers in the private sector, the country's official news agency said, after consumer prices increased at their fastest pace in four months in December.
The sultanate increased
Government workers and military personnel stand to get pay rises after a BD300 ($795.7) minimum wage was approved by parliament.
MPs yesterday voted in favour of the new government minimum wage bill, despite reservations on the Shura Counc