Latvia -Debate on minimum wage continues -September 03, 2015

A heated debate on the minimum wage, reported in last month’s newsletter, continues to occupy politicians and social partners alike. In a press conference, the Prime Minister announced that an agreement had been reached on increasing the minimum wage by 1 January 2016, but not on the size of the increase. Currently, the Welfare Ministry and Finance Ministry are rallying support for their own proposals of 367 and 370 euro respectively. The National Tripartite Cooperation Council met, but failed to reach an agreement on either of the proposals. The current minimum wage is 360 euro per month, with the average wage being 815 euro.

English: http://www.lsm.lv/en/article/economics/economy/pm-minimum-monthly-wage … 

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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