Minimum wages across Europe

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The EIRO industrial relations observatory has just published a detailed survey of minimum wages around Europe. This includes an overview of the current situation as well as individual country reports. The study covers countries, such as Italy, Germany and the Nordic countries that do not have statutory minimum wages but implement minimum rates through collective agreements. The report looks at current rates, and recent developments; beneficiaries; the existence of differentiated rates (eg for young workers); adjustment mechanisms; enforcement; the role and positions of governments and social partners; and current academic debates on the issue. The study will provide useful background material for the discussion on low pay and minimum wages at EPSU's collective bargaining conference in Brussels in December. EPSU has prepared a draft document on low pay for the conference. This is currently in English but will be translated into nine other languages for the conference. If you would like to see a draft contact:
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For more on the conference go to > EPSU

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