The European Commission launches consultations to discuss how to ensure that every worker in the EU is protected by adequate minimum wages

Week of 13 January 2020

The European Commission launches consultations to discuss how to ensure that every worker in the EU is protected by adequate minimum wages

The European Commission is looking to collect “views on the possible direction of an EU action to ensure that every worker in the Union is protected by adequate minimum wages.” The commission clarifies that the new EU initiative is not seeking to “set a uniform European minimum wage, nor impose one model of minimum wage setting over another.” Rather, to assess in the first instance whether there is a need for action on fair minimum wages at the EU level.

“We have to restore the dignity of work. And the first dignity of work is to pay people a fair wage”
Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
European Commission, A Strong Social Europe for Just Transitions (European Commission, 14 January 2020)