Germany - Assessment of one year legal minimum wage - December 31, 2015

The Hans Böckler Foundation produced a preliminary assessment of the consequences of the introduction of the legal minimum wage (from 1 January 2015 onwards). Almost one year after the introduction of the legal minimum wage, there are no substantially negative effects signalled. Moreover, the direct employment registered in the social security system has increased, especially in the sectors that traditionally work with low-paid labour. For instance, in the hospitality sector the registered workforce increased with 6.5% (in one year). The statistics show a decrease of the so-called ‘mini-jobs’. The authors suppose that this is due to a modification of these vulnerable contracts into normal labour contracts.

German: http://www.boeckler.de/pdf …  

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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