Germany -Hourly minimum wages tend to go beyond 10 euro -October 27, 2015

An analysis of the WSI-Tarifarchivs of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation reveals that there has been a positive upswing of minimum wages in the collective agreements. On average, these wages have reached a level that is substantially higher than the legal hourly minimum wage of 8.50 euro. In 11 sectors, the wage level even has increased to 10 euro or more. In four branches, the minimum wage has not yet reached the legally fixed level, but there is an agreement to lift the wages in 2016 to the appropriate level.


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