The European Fee President advised European commerce unionists that he wished to guard staff by introducing a “minimal European wage”. He urged his successor because the EU’s most senior official to maintain bolstering the bloc’s social welfare schemes throughout member states. Mr Juncker additionally referred to as on Brussels to make sure that each employee is given the “identical rights” irrespective of by which EU nations they stay.
The Fee chief advised the European Commerce Union Confederation in Vienna, Austria: “We’d like a minimal European wage.
“All staff ought to have a minimal wage that enables them to stay a good life with out 4 or 5 jobs and with out them worrying about dropping their home.”
Minimal wages vastly differ throughout the EU, with Luxembourg making certain its staff earn a minimal of £10.51 an hour.
Britain options sixth on the record of high-paying EU nations by having a minimal wage of £eight.21 an hour.
Bulgaria is the EU’s worst-paying nation to ensure a minimal wage to its staff – simply £1.38 an hour.
Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Italy and Sweden don’t provide a minimal wage to their staff.
Socialists have additionally vowed an EU-wide minimal wage in the event that they win management of the European Fee.
Frans Timmermans, the Dutch vice-president of the Fee, who’s looking for to interchange Mr Juncker, has championed the pledge as one in all his flagship insurance policies.
At a public debate in Warsaw, Poland, Mr Timmermans mentioned: “We’d like a minimal wage within the European Union.
“Equal to 60 % of the median wage in each member state, I imply.”
“There have to be an finish to work paid at three euros per hour,” he added.