Minister Pierre-Yves Dermagne wants to raise the minimum wage: 12 euros per hour, or almost 2000 euros per month!


The Minister of Labor wants to make the adequate minimum desired by Europe a Belgian reality.

Europe still has very significant wage gaps between its different Member States. In Luxembourg, the minimum wage is 2,313.38 euros per month. In Bulgaria, it is 363 euros. These differences produce several perverse effects, such as social dumping or job insecurity. In a bid to combat this, the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on Tuesday on minimum wages. This should ultimately lead to new legislation for the European Union. The minimum wage will henceforth be considered sufficient if it ensures a decent standard of living. This level will be determined on the basis of a calculation of the cost of living and services. Concretely, what does this mean for Belgian workers?

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