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Welfare Reform on the Web (April 2008): Minimum Wage - Overseas

Europe loses when it legitimises low wages

W. Lindby-Wedin and J. Monks

Financial Times, March 3rd 2008 p.11

Comment piece by Wanja Lindby-Wedin, president and John Monks, general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation criticising the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the Laval case, where unions took action against a Swedish construction firm paying Latvian workers less than the minimum wage, and calling for a more balanced view in the current German Ruffert case, which is similar in many respects.

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