Slovenia - Union confederation argues for increase of national minimum wage - December 23, 2010

The country’s largest union confederation, ZSSS, is calling for an increase of the national minimum wage, since 23 February 2010 set at Euro 562 per month. ZSSS says that other factors besides inflation should be calculated in the adjustment of the minimum rate for January 2011, including the at-risk-of-poverty threshold, which already for 2009 was calculated at Euro 593. This implies that the minimum wage would have to be raised by Euro 31, ZSSS executive secretary Ladislav Rozic told a press conference. The Ministry of Labour, the Family and Social Affairs argued that it is impossible to adjust the minimum rate other than to rising consumer prices, but Rozic referred to a resolution adopted by the European Parliament in October which says that a living wage must always be above the poverty threshold.

 

English: http://www.balkans.com/open-news.php?uniquenumber=86161;

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/public/focus_page ... 

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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