Romania - Retailer increases minimum wage - November 30, 2016

German hypermarket chain Kaufland, the biggest retailer with over 15,000 employees, will increase the minimum gross wage of the employees working in its local stores starting 1 March 2017. A commercial worker at Kaufland will get a gross minimum salary of RON 2,000 (some 443 euro), including food vouchers. The wage of senior employees could go up to RON 3,800 (over 840 euro). Moreover, Kaufland Romania will also increase the annual leave to 22 days, from 21 days, thus giving an extra day off to its employees. Workers in local supermarkets and hypermarkets are paid very low salaries compared to employees working in similar jobs in the same groups in Western Europe.

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