Minimum wage: strengthen social dialogue and consider variety in fundamentals

CEC European Managers has replied to the European Commission’s consultation on the possible introduction of a minimum wage scheme.

In its reply, the European social partner has highlighted that anchoring the mechanisms that allow for the setting of the minimum wage to domestically based criteria (productivity, average or median salary levels, indicators for poverty, PPP, etc..) should be the structuring principle of this initiative. Furthermore, such initiative must not infringe on the right for those countries where social partners have the capacity and the legitimacy to conclude collective agreements that include the definition of (sectoral) minimum wages to continue doing so.

Please find CEC’s response to the minimum wage consultation here.