Netherlands -Normal minimum wage for youth at cleaning company -May 01, 2015

From summer 2015, employees at Cleaning company DJM Bedrijfdiensten; under 21 will receive the normal minimum wage, not the lower minimum wage for youth.

The management of the Cleaning company DJM Bedrijfdiensten has decided to remove the youth minimum wage. From summer 2015 onwards, employees under 21 will receive the normal minimum wage, not the lower minimum wage for youth. The country introduced in the past different minimum wages depending on age. An 18-year-old working full time is entitled to at least 683 euro, a 21-year-old doing the same work will earn no less than 1,089 euro. That is still over 400 euro less than the minimum wage paid to a 23-year-old. The company calls it morally irresponsible that a younger worker receives less for doing the same job.

English: http://www.nltimes.nl/2015/04/29/cleaning-agency-scraps-youth-minimum-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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