Unions reject minister's minimum wage proposal

Germany Germany
The DGB union confederation has attacked proposals from government minister Franz Müntefering that would make it illegal to pay workers more than 20%-30% below the relevant collectively agreed or average level of pay in the region. Information from the pay database of the WSI, the DGB's research body, reveals that setting such a low standard would mean minimum pay rates of as little as €2.14 for hairdressers in Saxony and €3.60 for security guards in Berlin. The DGB reaffirms its demand for a legal minimum wage of €7.50 an hour.
Read more at > DGB (EN)
And at > Hans Böckler (DE)

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