Lithuania -Minimum wage increase discussed -March 25, 2015

The minimum monthly wage to raise to 325 euro.

The acting coalition has agreed to raise the minimum monthly wage to 325 euro. It has to be noted that this would still be one of the lowest figures in the Baltic States. The country’s presidency has stated that social security and the reduction of social exclusion should be some of the main priorities for parliament's spring session. According to the president, it is necessary to increase the lowest salaries, social payments and pensions. The minimum monthly wage increased in October 2014 to EUR 300. Data from the statistical office reveal that in October 2014 the number of employees with gross earnings of 300 euro and less in the whole economy (including individual enterprises) stood at 19.4% (211.4 thousand). More than half of employees (124.7 thousand) earning 300 euro and less were working part-time.

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