Informal talks to take place in Chiang Mai this week ahead of proposed meeting in Yangon in early August.
Last month the National Minimum Wage Committee announced a provisional base wage of K3600 a day, due to take effect at the end of August, but factory workers and owners continue to debate the figure, and some foreign owners say they will shut their factories if the wage is enacted.
With as little as six weeks left to finalise a nationwide ceasefire before election campaigning begins, government and ethnic leaders have resumed talks but remain divided on key issues, particularly who can sign the agreement.
Proposed amendments would reduce the military role in national politics by ensuring a civilian president, while also devolving more power to states.
Fighting in Kokang and controversial investments such as the Myitsone dam are likely to dominate discussions.
More people in Myanmar have mobile phones than use electricity to light their homes, many more rely on bullock carts than possess cars or vans, and there is still a serious deficit of toilets and potable water.