Lithuania - Minimum wage increase - November 30, 2017

The government took a stand in the debate on the necessary increase of the minimum wage, in a statement that said that the minimum wage will grow moderately in 2018. According to the prime minister, the minimum wage will increase consistently by around 5%. He referred to an agreement at the Tripartite Council that this would not be a political decision, that the minimum wage would be tied to the average wage and would not exceed 50% (of the average wage). The government decided in October 2017 to increase the minimum monthly wage by 20 euro to 400 euro in January 2018. In July 2017 it was last raised to 380 euro.

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