Luxembourg - Union wants higher minimum wage - December 31, 2017

In its bilingual magazine, trade union OGBL formulates a clear demand for an improved statutory minimum wage. Currently, the minimum monthly net wage for a 40-hour working week is 1727 euro, whilst the poverty-threshold is estimated at 1860 euro. This means that minimum wage earners belong to the working poor. OGB refers to a study of the statistical office that calculated the level of 1900 euro net as being the necessary income for a decent, but modest live. With a widening gap between rich and poor, the statutory minimum wage is also part of a policy that should tackle growing inequality.

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