Minimum Wage Fixing Convention 1970

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Minimum Wage Fixing Convention, 1970
ILO Convention
Date of adoptionJune 22, 1970
Date in forceApril 29, 1972
ClassificationMinimum wage
PreviousMedical Care and Sickness Benefits Convention, 1969
NextHolidays with Pay Convention (Revised), 1970

Minimum Wage Fixing Convention 1970 (no 131) is a Convention by the International Labour Organization established in 1970. The preamble stated:

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 June 2016, the convention has been ratified by 53 states.

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