Poland - Amendment on minimum wage growth - September 30, 2019

The minimum wage is set to grow from €520 per month in 2019 to €930 in 2024. The first step has already been taken. The government has decided to amend its own decision on the 2020 minimum wage. This means that the minimum wage is set to grow by about 15% in 2020 and 2021 and by 10% for the following three years. This is the strongest growth of the minimum wage since 2008-09 when it grew by 20% and 13%, but from a much lower base (from 35% of average wages to 41%). With the pace of growth proposed now the minimum wage should likely rise from 46% of the average wage in 2018 to 57% in 2024, significantly more than in most OECD countries.

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