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On 18 October 2018, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued Prakas No. 480 MLVT/P.NSSF to amend Articles 6, 11 and 13 of Prakas No. 109 dated 16 June 2008 on occupational risk benefits (“Prakas”) in order to clarify and adjust certain aspects of health benefits provided under Prakas No. 109. The Prakas amends three articles.
On 5 October 2018, the Prakas on minimum wage determination for workers in textile, garment and footwear industries for 2019 (“Prakas”) was issued by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. Under the Prakas, starting from 1 January 2019, the minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries will be US$182 per month.
On 12 October 2018, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT”) issued announcement No. 034/18 MLVT.A (“Announcement”) in relation to forced labour and child labour. Through the Announcement, the MLVT informs the owners and directors of factories, enterprises, institutions, brick handicrafts and other businesses that forced labour and child labour were not found during the labour inspection. They are also reminded through this Announcement that they must strictly comply with labour requirements and child labour prohibition as set forth by the Labour Law and other relevant Prakas(s).