Romania - Increase of minimum wage of 7.9% - September 30, 2018

Following meetings with the trade unions and the employers, the government stated that beginning from 1 January 2019, it will increase the country’s gross minimum wage to 440 euro a month (an increase of 150 lei). Although the country has had several increases of the minimum wage over the past 10 years, the country’s gross minimum wage is still the third lowest in the European Union. The minimum gross wage increased on 1 January 2018 from RON 1,450 to RON 1,900 (409 euro). Only Bulgaria (260 euro) and Lithuania (400 euro) have lower minimum monthly salaries.  

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