Romania - Minimum wage increase discussed - August 23, 2010

In meetings with Prime Minister Emile Boc and union leaders, the increase of the statutory minimum wage has been discussed. The government suggested an increase from the current level –established by 1 January 2009— of RON (New Lei) 600 (Euro 141) to RON 640 (Euro 151) monthly, whereas the union movement proposed a larger increase, to RON 750 (Euro 177). The president of the National Trade Union Bloc (BNS), Dumitru Costin, said that the maintenance of the minimum wage at a low level was a masked form of maintaining tax evasion. The parties agreed to continue talks.



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