Romania - Minimum wage goes up - May 31, 2016

The gross minimum wage went up to RON 1,250 (280 euro) starting 1 May 2016, following a government decision earlier this year. About 1.1 million workers who earn the minimum wage benefit from this measure. Almost three quarters (71.5%) of the employees have monthly net salaries of less than RON 1,700 (380 euro per month), according to official data from the Labour Ministry. Moreover, 44% of the employees make less than RON 1,000 (220 euro) per month, the same statistics show. The country has serious problems to attract and keep high-skilled workers

English: http://www.romania-insider.com/gross-minimum-wage-ron-1250-romania …  

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