Minimum Wage Fixing Convention, 1970
|Date of adoption||June 22, 1970|
|Date in force||April 29, 1972|
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It was established in 1970, with the preamble stating:
Noting the terms of the Minimum Wage-Fixing Machinery Convention, 1928, and the Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951, which have been widely ratified, as well as of the Minimum Wage Fixing Machinery (Agriculture) Convention, 1951, and
Considering that these Convention have played a valuable part in protecting disadvantaged groups of wage earners, and
Considering that the time has come to adopt a further instrument complementing these Conventions and providing protection for wage earners against unduly low wages, which, while of general application, pays special regard to the needs of developing countries, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to minimum wage fixing machinery and related problems, with special reference to developing countries,..
As of July 2013, the convention has been ratified by 52 states.
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