Minimum wages directive

At a Glance 07-09-2022

Minimum wage protection can be provided through collective agreements, statutory minimum wages set by law, or a combination of both. The European Commission proposed a directive that seeks to promote the adequacy of statutory minimum wages, to help achieve decent working and living conditions for European workers. It is the first time that the Commission has initiated legislative action on minimum wage protection, leaving Member States to define their specific minimum wage levels. The European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement that will be voted by the Parliament during its September plenary session.