ETUC criticises Commission over attack on minimum wage

The ETUC has written to Council and Commission presidents Van Rompuy and Barroso to protest over EU calls for a cut in the minimum wage. The current minimum wage is €599,73, lower than the at risk-of poverty threshold. ETUC general secretary Bernadette Ségol said: “What does the EU hope to achieve by bringing down minimum wages in Slovenia? This step would, inevitably, lead to an increase in the number of working poor in this country. These types of measures are unfair and ineffective and only increase the distance between the EU and its citizens; they do not restore growth; they do not increase employment; they increase downwards competition.” [Read more at > ETUC->] [And in French at > CES->]

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