TALLINN – Today, the Estonian government approved of increasing minimum wage from the start of this year, in line with what was agreed upon with the Trade Unions Confederation and Employers Confederation, Postimees Online reports.
The minimum hourly wage is 1.90 euros and minimum monthly wage 320 euros.
Last year, the minimum hourly wage was 1.80 euros and 290 euros a month.
State benefits connected to minimum wage, like parental leave compensations, increase as the result.
The state will gain 11.9 million euros and will have 4 million extra costs in connection with the minimum wage increase.