Portugal -One in five employees on minimum wage jobs -November 03, 2015

Since the start of the crisis, the share of workers earning no more than the minimum wage has risen steadily from 4% in 2001 to 20% in 2014. Up to a quarter of all employees in hotel and catering industry as well as in manufacturing earn the €500 minimum wage. The rising share of minimum wage workers is a reflection of bad economic times as well as crumbling collective bargaining in the country.

English: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/minimum-wage-gains-popularity-with-bosses …  

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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