Labor Minister for minimum wage hike to PLN 1,750 in 2015
June 10, 2014
Poland's Labor Minister has motioned for raising minimum wage to PLN 1,750 in 2015, above the PLN 1,731 minimum required by regulations, a government insider told PAP Polish news agency.
"The Labor Minister motioned for PLN 1,750 in the proposal for the minimum wage amount for 2015, rather than for PLN 1,731 as defined by the regulations," the source said.
The proposal was accepted by the standing committee of the Council of Ministers as well as the Finance Ministry, and will be discussed by the cabinet on Tuesday, the source added.
The Labor Ministry will also file for the indexation of pensions and disability benefits in 2015 by the regulatory minimum, i.e. by the inflation rate plus 20% of the average wage , the source added.
The cabinet is required to propose a minimum wage level for next year to the trilateral commission by June 15.
Poland set the minimum monthly wage for 2014 at a gross PLN 1,680, up by PLN 80 from the preceding year.