Hungary -Higher minimum wage in order to reduce brain drain -November 27, 2015

The Democratic Coalition stated that the alarming high emigration rate could only be reduced by increasing minimum wages sustainably in the long term. The party has prepared a programme to annually increase the minimum wage at least until it reaches the living wage. The proposal is a reaction to recent statistics showing that the number of citizens leaving to work abroad has been on the rise in recent years. The Central Statistical Office’s (KSH) Demographic Research Institute found that the young and highly educated are the primary groups leaving. The research found that single citizens are more likely to seek work abroad and that they are more likely to go to the UK, whereas skilled workers and the elderly more likely go to Germany.

English: http://www.politics.hu/20151127/dk-calls-for-minimum-wage-increase …

http://budapestbeacon.com/public-policy/hungarys-brain-drain-young-and-highly-educated …     

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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