The directive fundamentally strengthens collective bargaining and trade union power.
The hike to €12 is also a strong signal on the planned European minimum-wages directive.
The European Parliament has upped the ante, beyond a European Commission proposal, on a minimum-wages directive.
The radical restructuring of Greek collective bargaining was right from the beginning one of the core demands of the Troika of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Under the first two Memoranda, Greece was forced to agree to far-reaching changes in the legal framework of collective bargaining which led […]
It is just a few weeks since the minimum wage was introduced in Germany, but it is already becoming quite clear that its implementation in practice cannot be taken for granted. Scarcely a day goes by without the media reporting new minimum wage breaches. Online, meanwhile, law firms openly offer counselling on how to sidestep […]