ATHENS – Syriza tables draft law to raise minimum wage

The leftist main opposition SYRIZA party tabled a draft law proposal to raise the country’s minimum wage before parliament on Wednesday.

Alexis Tsipras said that the proposal continues on his party economic policy and noted that “we are proposing a draft law to raise the minimum wage by 7.5% in 2020 and 7.5% in 2021”.

The Conservative New Democracy government has already provided for a far smaller increase in all wages by 0.5% this year and 4% within 4 years, without yet addressing the issue of the minimum wage.

The current government is focusing its economic policy mainly on tax cuts to boost employment. (Theodore Karaoulanis | EURACTIV.gr)

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