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[IWS] EurWORK: STATUTORY MINIMUM WAGES IN 2015 [2 February 2015]

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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Fourndation)

EurWORK (European Observatory of Working Life)

 

STATUTORY MINIMUM WAGES IN 2015 [2 February 2015]

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/observatories/eurwork/articles/working-conditions/eurwork-topical-update-pay-q4-2014-statutory-minimum-wages-in-2015

 

Most EU Member States have a statutory minimum wage which sets the lowest legal amount of pay for all employees (some also have specific lower minimum levels for certain groups of workers, mainly younger ones). Germany joined this group of countries on 1 January 2015. This has triggered some debate in those countries which have minimum wage levels set within collective agreements. The implementation and enforcement of the German legal minimum wage will have impacts not only at national level but even, as already seen through the discussions raised in the road transport sector, at pan-European level, especially with regard to the posting of workers. This article presents the most recent data on statutory minimum wages, applicable on 1 January 2015 (see table), and an overview of the discussions leading to the final settlements made in 2014.

 

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