Minimum wages need steeper raise in 2018 - Latvian welfare minister

  • 2016-08-18
  • BNS/TBT Staff
RIGA - Beginning in 2018 the minimum wage should be increased more significantly, said Latvian Welfare Minister Janis Reirs following a government meeting on Thursday. The government today approved a plan to boost the minimum wage by 10 euros next year, bringing it to a total of 380 euros. Reirs, who previously suggested that the minimum wage should be raised to 407 euros next year, remarked that he is not pleased with the government's decision. He also noted that there had been a considerable push from business representatives against increasing the minimum wage to t...
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