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EESC Employers' Group lodges a counter opinion on adequate minimum wages

The Employers' Group in the European Economic and Social Committee massively voted against the EESC opinion on the European Commission's proposal on "adequate minimum wages in the European Union" and tabled a counter-opinion, which will be appended to the EESC opinion as it has collected more than a third of the votes.

Fair Minimum Wages for All: EESC Workers' Group Webinar

21 May 2021 10.00 am CET - EESC Workers' Group Webinar

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The European Commission's proposal for a directive on adequate minimum wages has sparked controversy among member states and social partners alike across Europe.

The proposal develops the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights, aiming to improve the working and living conditions of millions of workers in the EU.

Today one in five Europeans are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, while 10% of workers are considered working poor.

Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on wages and wage setting

The COVID-19 crisis had a significant impact on wages and wage setting across Europe in 2020. The uncertain economic scenario, together with the difficulties inherent in online bargaining, led to a general postponement of collective agreements to 2021, especially at company level. Real wages maintained a positive trend during 2020 in most EU countries, with just modest increases, while higher increases were observed in the public sector.

Global Wage Report 2016/17 in short

ILO economist Rosalia Vazquez-Alvarez leads us through the report’s main findings looking at global wage trends, policy recommendations and new research on wage inequalities within enterprises.

Pay in Europe in different wage-bargaining regimes

National wage-bargaining institutions are crucial in achieving pay outcomes that help to increase employment and economic growth within the context of avoiding macroeconomic imbalances within the European Monetary Union. Using a large set of empirical macroeconomic data from a variety of sources, including Eurofound and the European Commission AMECO database, this ...

Eurofound publishes its annual ‘Developments in collectively agreed pay’ report

Collectively agreed nominal pay outcomes in 2014 break with the past Collectively agreed nominal pay is the same or lower in almost all of the countries surveyed in 2014 compared to 2013, according to new research from Eurofound. However, lower inflation during the same period resulted in increases in real collectively agreed pay, confirming the return of growth in real terms which had begun in...

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