Government compromises on 2 pct rise for minimum wage

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Income, New Democracy, Pensions, SYRIZA
Photo by Gerasimos Domenikos/Fosphotos
Photo by Gerasimos Domenikos/Fosphotos

It was confirmed at a cabinet meeting on Monday that the minimum wage will rise by 2 pct, a symbolic increase that is the result of the government’s unwillingness to leave salaries unchanged but also its desire not to come into conflict with business owners who are being tested by the pandemic.

The rise agreed following the recommendation made to his colleagues by Labour Minister Kostis Hatzidakis means that the monthly minimum wage will go up from 650 euros, where it has been since 2019, to 663 euros. The change looks likely to kick in from t...

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