Germany gives the green light to raise the minimum wage to 12 euros per hour

The Bundestag has approved raising the minimum wage to 12 euros per hour. Currently, it stands at 9.82 euros and will rise on July 1 to 10.45 euros, a figure that will remain until October 1st, when this new increase comes into effect. The measure was presented by the Labor Minister, the Social Democrat Hubertus Heil.

The proposal has received the support of the SPDgreen and liberal (PDF) and also from the leftist party Die Linke. Meanwhile, the conservative Democratic Union and Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) and the extreme right formation Alternative for Germany (AfD) they have abstained.

The German Executive points out that the rule will affect some 6.2 million workers, who receive an hourly wage of less than 12 euros. The head of Labor, in fact, has defended that both the women Like the citizens of the east of the country will benefit from this increase.

Heil thanked the chancellor Olaf Scholz his insistence during the last election campaign to carry out this rise and has stressed that without the presence of the leader of the SPD it could not have been carried out.

Against the increase has been positioned the German employers BDA. Your president, rainer dulgerhas stated that “the Federal Government is not complying with the agreements we reached in 2015 when the minimum wage commission was created.”

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