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The battle over statutory minimum wages

EU minimum wage directive: last stand for the Nordics?

EU minimum wage directive: last stand for the Nordics?

2021 looks set to be the year when the issue of statutory minimum wages in Europe will be settled. The debate has lasted a long time and opinions are divided, but on 28 October 2020, the EU Commission finally presented a proposed directive which will be processed by the European Council and the EU Parliament.

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Yellow card from Sweden and Denmark to proposed minimum wages in the EU

Yellow card from Sweden and Denmark to proposed minimum wages in the EU

The Swedish and Danish parliaments want the EU Commission to withdraw the proposed directive on statutory minimum wages. Both parliaments have used the so-called yellow card procedure, arguing the proposal is in breach of the EU’s principle of subsidiarity.

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Four researchers' take on the minimum wage

A positive move for low-income earners in Europe or the hollowing out of the Nordic collective agreement model? When researchers look at the EU’s proposed directive on statutory minimum wages, the analysis changes according to the area of research and perspectives.

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What solidarity? Minimum wages split Nordic and EU unions

What solidarity? Minimum wages split Nordic and EU unions

The disagreement over the EU’s proposed directive on statutory minimum wages throws the issue of solidarity into focus. But it also highlights the alienation and poor pay and conditions found across many sectors in Europe.

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Six MEPs' views on statutory minimum wages

The proposed directive on statutory minimum wages has still not been through the European Parliament. But just over one year ago, with a clear 422-131 majority, it called on the Commission to present a proposal to secure a fair minimum wage for all workers in the Union.

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