Article 4

  1. Each Member which ratifies this Convention shall create and/or maintain machinery adapted to national conditions and requirements whereby minimum wages for groups of wage earners covered in pursuance of Article 1 thereof can be fixed and adjusted from time to time.
  2. Provision shall be made, in connection with the establishment, operation and modification of such machinery, for full consultation with representative organizations of employers and workers concerned or, where no such organizations exist, representatives of employers and workers concerned.
  3. Wherever it is appropriate to the nature of the minimum wage fixing machinery, provision shall also be made for the direct participation in its operation of-

a.  Representatives of organizations of employers and workers concerned or, where no such organizations exist, representatives of employers and workers concerned, on a basis of equality;

b.  Persons having recognized competence for representing the general interests of the country and appointed after full consultation with representative organizations of employers and workers concerned, where such organizations exist and such consultation is in accordance with national law or practice.