Germany - Ver.di calls on government to honour commitment to minimum wage - November 30, 2009

The ver.di services union has called on Chancellor Merkel to honour a commitment made by the previous Grand Coalition government to introduce a minimum wage in the waste sector. Following elections the new centre-right coalition now looks less like to endorse this sectoral minimum wage. Ver.di says that many workers in the waste industry face poverty wages of Euro 4 - 6 an hour, whereas the initial target for the minimum wage in the sector would guarantee them Euro 8.02 an hour.




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