Would the rules of the minimum wage Commission their usual procedures to follow, they would have it this Tuesday easy: you would find that the wages are increased according to official statistics, in the past two years, by 5.7 percent. You would check your minimum wage decision from the year 2018, and would then take a small rake task to the result that the General wage floor to 1. January 2021 was to increase from 9,35 Euro-on 9,82 euros per hour.
economic correspondent in Berlin.F. A. Z.
This is the procedure would be in accordance with the rules of procedure, the Commission of three employer and Union representatives in June 2016. This applies at least for the case that from the point of view of the Commission is not a "specific, serious circumstances due to the economy or labour market development", as it says in the rule book. Controversial Statements from the ranks of the Commission suggest, however, that the discussions were prior to this past Tuesday, the announced minimum wage decision very difficult.
However, the Corona triggered a record recession, and the question of whether it was a "serious circumstance" seem to be not the only difficulty had been. Because at the same time, the German trade Union Federation (DGB) with clear demands and an ad campaign for the minimum wage now, except to schedule strong to lift – stronger than the wage rates in the previous two boom years have increased and as quickly as possible in the direction of 12 euros per hour.
It was "important to refrain from an increase in the minimum wage and a clear perspective in the direction of 12 Euro show," it said in a from the DGB organised a newspaper ad. From the employers ' side, by contrast, there were only a few of the opposite claims to a "Corona-zero round" for the minimum wage. Employer President Ingo Kramer had represented in the F. A. Z. in may, the Position that this should now follow the collective bargaining agreements and before the "Boxing matches" to this question warned.Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 02:19