Minimum wage for the care sector

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Services union ver.di has agreed a minimum wage for the care sector that will be implemented by the federal government from 1 July 2010. There will be two rates - €8.50 per hour in the west and €7.50 in the east. The rates will then be increase to €8.75 and €7.75 in January 2012 and then to €9.00 and €8.00 in January 2013. Ver.di regrets the fact that there is a split between east and west and that the rate was not higher. It had some support from employers but not from the main private employers’ organisation or church organisations.
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