MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
October 28, 2020
Proposal by the EU Commission on a European minimum wage
The European Commission has completed the consultations on an adequate minimum wage and today presents its proposal for a framework for a European minimum wage. The labor market and social policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Peter Weiß, explains:
“It is an important signal from Brussels that a European framework should be established for an appropriate level of minimum wages, taking into account the economic conditions of the member states.
It is particularly important that with this proposal the Commission fully respects the national competences and contractual freedom of the social partners and does not seek a uniform European minimum wage or the harmonization of the systems for setting minimum wages.
In this context, I expressly welcome the fact that the Federal Cabinet is today implementing the adjustment resolution of the Minimum Wage Commission in a first step and increasing the minimum wage to EUR 9.50 on January 1, 2021.
From a regulatory point of view, the minimum wage is an important element in order to guarantee fair competition and to combat wage dumping. “
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