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Canada Minimum wage is expected to increase to EUR 10.45 by 2022

19:15  30 june  2020
19:15  30 june  2020 Source:   xml.zeit.de

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The statutory minimum wage in Germany is to rise in four stages from July 1, 2022, from the current EUR 9.35 to EUR 10.45. The responsible commission recommends this in a decision.

Der Mindestlohn soll bis 2022 auf 10,45 Euro steigen. © Photo: Andreas Gebert / dpa The minimum wage is expected to rise to EUR 10.45 by 2022.

The vote on the committee, which includes representatives from trade unions, employers and academia, was unanimous. The federal government still has to implement the future minimum wage by ordinance. It is usually based on the Commission's proposal.

Specifically, according to the recommendation, the minimum wage should initially rise to EUR 9.50 on January 1, 2021. A second increase to EUR 9.60 is to follow on July 1, 2021, and a third to EUR 9.82 on January 1, 2022. The fourth stage provides for an increase to EUR 10.45 on July 1, 2022.

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The statutory minimum wage was introduced on January 1, 2015 with a gross amount of EUR 8.50 per hour. Recently there had been an increase in two stages: to EUR 9.19 as of January 1, 2019 and to the current EUR 9.35 as of January 1, 2020.

After several boom years, the minimum wage recommendation was also in view of the economic slump eagerly awaited because of the corona pandemic. Employers had warned against excessive increases in the face of the burdens of many companies in the crisis. The unions, however, called for a noticeable increase.

In principle, the independent commission made up of representatives of employers, trade unions and academics is guided by the past development of wages. According to legal stipulations, the “overall consideration” should then bring together the minimum protection of employees, fair competitive conditions and the big goal of not endangering employment. There is a certain amount of leeway in what exactly is included in the calculation.

The statutory minimum wage applies to all adult employees - except for the long-term unemployed after starting work in the first six months. It also does not apply to trainees, people with mandatory internships or internships of less than three months. In addition, there are minimum wages in several industries that are above the lower wage limit.

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