Portugal -Intervention of EU in minimum wage increase -January 30, 2015

The government took a stand against the European Commission that had criticized recent measures for the labour market, including an increase in the national minimum wage. Suggestions in a commission report that they represented backtracking in the reforms undertaken over the past three-and-a-half years were rejected in a letter to the EC.

The government took a stand against the European Commission that had criticized recent measures for the labour market, including an increase in the national minimum wage. Suggestions in a commission report that they represented backtracking in the reforms undertaken over the past three-and-a-half years were rejected in a letter to the EC. According to this letter the government had always expressed the intention, once the Economic and Financial Assistance Programme had ended, to agree with trade unions and employers the link between the updating of the national minimum wage and the increase in productivity.

English: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/government-denies-reform-backtracking ...   


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