TALLINN - The European Commission on Wednesday proposed an EU directive to ensure that the workers in the EU are protected by adequate minimum wages allowing for a decent living wherever they work.
When set at adequate levels, minimum wages do not only have a positive social impact but also bring wider economic benefits as they reduce wage inequality, help sustain domestic demand and strengthen incentives to work. Adequate minimum wages can also help reduce the gender pay gap, since more women than men earn a minimum wage. The proposal also helps protect employers that pa...
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