Hungary -Government, unions and employers begin talks on minimum wage -October 17, 2012

Talks started on increasing next year’s minimum wage between the government, employers and unions, the Economy Ministry told Hungarian Press Agency (MTI). Although spokespersons refused to disclose further details media report the government put forward a proposal for a 4.3% increase of the minimum wage and the minimum wage for skilled workers, in line with its 4.3% inflation projection for 2013 with the possibility of a higher increase left on the table as well. The minimum wages are currently 93,000 forints (EUR 334) and 108,000 forints per month, respectively. Employers have stated they doubt whether the minimum wage should be increased at all, while unions said 4.3% is not enough.

 

English: http://www.realdeal.hu/20121017/government-unions-employers-begin-talks …

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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