Employers agreed on minimum wage increase to 320 euros

  • 2012-12-20

TALLINN - The council of the Estonian Employers Confederation decided at its Wednesday meeting to accept the proposal of the Trade Unions' Confederation to increase minimum wages to 320 euros a month next year, Public Broadcasting reports.

The council discussed the effectiveness of the minimum wage in general as well.

The council decided to start negotiations with trade unions over sharing social tax, in order to change the health insurance part of the social tax into a tax paid by an employee, without the net wages of an employee decreasing, aiming for the wider public to get a sense of the real tax burden of workforce. The confederation said that this would influence the attitude towards the social tax rate and use of health insurance funds.