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EU executive to propose framework for minimal wage in EU

Christian Fernsby |
The European Commission will propose a framework for minimum wages.


The issue is politically tricky so the Commission is not trying to set a single EU minimum wage or to impose one minimum wage setting system for all of the 27 countries in the bloc.

Instead, it wants to ensure there is a collective bargaining for wages in place, that different national systems have clear and stable criteria, that trade unions and employers are involved in the process, that there are few exemptions and that there are monitoring mechanisms in place.

Minimum wages vary in EU countries in July 2020 ranged from 312 euros a month in Bulgaria to 2,142 euro a month in Luxembourg.


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