With the new requirements for the minimum wage Commission of the Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) wants to let the wage floor in Germany for 12 Euro to rise. "I'm going to make suggestions on how we can faster the mark of 12 Euro per hour as a wage floor," said salvation in Berlin. Currently, every fourth employee in Germany earns around less than 12 euros an hour.
The minimum wage Commission had recommended at the end of June, an increase of four levels until the middle of 2022 – now 9,35 Euro to 10.45 euros per hour. The recommendations of the panel of peak representatives of employers and trade unions to be implemented by the government in the rule.
the healing has now announced: "I will make in the autumn proposals for the further development of the minimum wage and strengthen collective bargaining coverage."
"that's enough for Me not"
First, the minimum wage should be raised as proposed by the Commission. "But to me that is not enough", clarified the Minister. "I have to investigate according to the law the task, five years after the introduction of the minimum wage for the entire mechanism."
Since the year 2015, a minimum wage in Germany. At that time they were, first of 8.50 euros.
healing wants to give the Commission "other criteria" to the Hand, he said. "At the Moment, the development of the minimum wage is strongly oriented to the collective development," said the SPD politician. "I can imagine, that we give the Commission a further criterion, and it focuses more on the development of medium income of the median–."
"strengthens The purchasing power of the people"
Indeed, the Commission recommends the adjustment of the minimum wage mainly according to the average tariff increases. Already trade unions had criticised that this is only a statistical size. They had demanded that the minimum wage law provided for minimum protection of workers takes on greater importance.
salvation said: "the performance of justice. But it is also economically useful, because it strengthens the purchasing power of the people.“
Economists and employers have warned against again and again prior to the new policy requirements for a higher minimum wage. This hazardous employment, they argue.
Less than 12 euros per hour 9,99 million Workers earned the least, such as the response of the Federal Statistical office shows, which had been requested by the Left party in the Bundestag. In Eastern Germany, the share of employment was less than twelve euros per hour, with 36.7 per cent. In West Germany, including Berlin, this was 24.7 percent of the workforce. In the July statistics compiled by the Federal office shows the picture in April 2018.Date Of Update: 23 July 2020, 04:19