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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 2005): Minimum Wage - Overseas

European minimum wage survey


European Industrial Relations Review, no.379, 2005, p.17-28

The majority of EU member states have a statutory minimum wage, while in many other countries collective bargaining at sectoral level sets binding minimum rates of pay. Article presents the results of a survey of European minimum wage systems. It includes a table with the statutory minimum rates in force and gives examples of minimum rates contained in sectoral collective agreements.

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