Position Paper on EU Minimum Wage

June 16, 2020

In December 2019 the European Commission announced that it would put forward a proposal for an EU minimum wage. Six months later, the need for a European initiative on minimum wages is more evident than ever as the COVID-19 crisis makes us re-evaluate the value of work and highlights that essential workers are often left underappreciated, underpaid and with precarious contracts. 

In addition to SOLIDAR’s position on an EU initiative on minimum wages, this briefing paper also sets out the importance of a decent minimum wage, the current status of the consultation process and what the Commission is proposing.