Germany -Regional government agrees to minimum wage in contracting -January 6, 2012

The regional government of North-Rhine Westfalia (NRW) has agreed to implement new procurement regulations that include a requirement on contractors to comply with a minimum wage of €8.62 an hour. The rules also require compliance with collective agreements in the transport sector along with ILO conventions and measures relating to women workers and the environment.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/453

German: http://www.boeckler.de/wsi-tarifarchiv_35834.htm?id=38548
http://www.boeckler.de/index_tariflichermindestlohn.htm#cont_17936

 

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 or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2012.


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