Romania - IMF comments on minimum wage - June 30, 2016

The decision to increase the gross minimum wage up to RON 1,250 (280 euro), starting 1 May 2016, has not been welcomed by the IMF. According to the fund representative, the minimum wage increases faster than labour productivity, which will affect the local companies’ competitiveness, discourages investments, and curves the employees’ desire to improve. The IMF representative said that the country’s minimum wage went above the EU average after the recent increase in May.

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