(14 January 2020) The European Commission today published its much expected assessment paper on “possible action handling the difficulties linked to reasonable minimum wages” but its key proposals show to be disappointing for trade unions.
The Commission notes that “collective bargaining is a vital section of the market that is social and a stronger foundation once and for all wage environment. ”
In the time that is same it acknowledges that statutory minimum wages don’t allow for a great living, with several employees on insufficient wages. They just do not take advantage of efficiency gains throughout the economy nor share when you look at the earnings of the businesses. The paper additionally recognizes that wage inequalities have become and that sets of workers have actually little if any bargaining power whilst not all EU governments respect collective bargaining.
EPSU stocks a lot of this analysis and as a consequence discovers it profoundly disappointing that the Commission’s paper is in short supply of proposals to manage this issues. It falls in short supply of exactly just what workers anticipate through the Commission since it will not challenge the asymmetries in energy between employees while the employers.
The latest Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen caused it to be a priority “to make certain that every worker inside our Union has a reasonable minimum wage. (بیشتر…)