Germany - Collective bargaining leads to higher minimum wage - October 31, 2017

In several sectors, the trade unions have negotiated improvements of the minimum wage. Trade union IG BAU and the construction employers signed an agreement that leads to an increase of the minimum wage in the sector. The agreement comes into force on 1 January 2018 and expires 31 December 2019. The basic minimum hourly wage for the whole country will increase to 12.20 euro. In agriculture and horticulture, the sectoral minimum wage is settled at 9.10 euro, starting 1 November 2017. The WSI-institute has prepared an update of the current minimum wage levels.   

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