Germany -Regional governments implement fair pay rules in procurement -July 25, 2011

Eight of the 16 regional governments (Länder) have introduced new rules on procurement to improve the pay and conditions of workers employed by contractors. A further four Länder will join them shortly. The regions are using three mechanisms to protect pay. First, there are the sectoral minimum wages that have been introduced in some sectors like waste and social care. Second, there are specific rules covering the transport sector and third, some regions have introduced their own hourly minimum wage rate. These are some results of recent research by the Institute for Economic and Social Research (WSI).




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