Minimum wage in Estonia to increase in 2012

  • 2011-12-22

TALLINN - On Dec. 22, Estonian government approved a decree that raises minimum wage to 290 euros a month and 1.8 euros an hour starting next year, LETA/National Broadcasting reports.

Estonian Trade Union Confederation and Employers’ Confederation signed a collective labor agreement on Tuesday[Dec. 20], agreeing upon an increase of the minimum wage.

The current minimum wage is 1.73 euros an hour and 278.02 eurosper month.

Raising the minimum wage will bring the 2012 state budget additional income amounting to 2.9 million euros.