Greece - Minimum wage to rise with 11% - January 31, 2019

The first increase in the country’s minimum wage in nearly a decade is a fact as government announced that the standard monthly minimum wage would rise by 11%, from 586 euro a month to 650 euro a month. More than 800.000 workers will be directly affected by the minimum wage increase. As part of the austerity measures, in 2012 the country was forced to cut back minimum wages 22% to 586 euro a month. The planned wage increases were agreed in consultation with EU lenders sand must be approved by parliament to take effect in February.

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