The introduction of a mandatory European minimum wage is in line with the goal

With approval by 443 votes to 192, with 58 abstentions, a decent wage level can only be achieved by setting a mandatory minimum wage, ie a statutory minimum wage, or by collective bargaining, when workers negotiate the level of wages. writes MTI.

MEPs believe that collective bargaining should play a greater role in those Member States where bargaining affects less than 80% of workers. National levels and the independence of the social partners must also be respected when setting pay levels, the EP said.

With the approval, the EP negotiators, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union can start drafting legislation for the calculation of the EU minimum wage for everyone.

The EU minimum wage is not a uniform wage, but will determine at EU level the factors that Member States must take into account when setting the national minimum wage (including purchasing power, average gross wages and productivity, ed.)


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