Iranian employers can’t guarantee high pay

Business Materials 7 January 2011 15:09 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 7 / Trend, A.Yusifzade /

Iran's monthly minimum wage approved by the Iranian High Council on Labor is $303, but reality is that employers cannot guarantee high salary, Mehr News Agency quoted the head of Iranian High Council on Labor Ali Bigi.

According to Bigi, Iranian High Council on Labor will begin considering the minimum wage for the next year (starts March 21), but it is unrealistic to expect it to reach $1,000 a month. "We should not discuss the increase of minimum wages emotionally," Bigi said.

The monthly minimum wage rated $263 previous year.

The rate is unacceptable to free-lance workers. This established rate is applicable to about 7.5 million workers.

The High Council on Labor is a tripartite council formed by members of government, employers, and employees.