Estonia - Unions call for increase in minimum wage - April 29, 2011

The Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions has proposed to the Employers’ Central Confederation to start negotiations on raising the national minimum wage from € 278 to € 325 euros per month by June. According to Harri Taliga, chairman of the Trade Union Confederation, the constantly growing cost of living has severely curbed the purchasing power of minimum wage earners. “As prices have shot up compared to last fall, and are predicted to grow further, we also had to adjust our minimum wage proposal from the previous € 320 to € 325 euros,” Taliga added.

English: http://news.err.ee/Economy/1a6329ec-efc4-4d89-aebb-c3f35e2041e6

 

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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