6-10 pct minimum wage increase proposed, unions want 24.5 pct

BELGRADE- Serbian trade unions and employers on Thursday continued talks on a minimum wage increase for 2020 at a second meeting of a working group of the Social and Economic Council.

22 Avgust 2019 16:32

BELGRADE- Serbian trade unions and employers on Thursday continued talks on a minimum wage increase for 2020 at a second meeting of a working group of the Social and Economic Council.

At the meeting, the Ministry of Finance proposed a 6-10 pct increase, which was accepted by employers, but union representatives demanded an approx. 24.5 pct rise.

If the present 27,400 dinar minimum monthly wage was to be increased by 10 pct, it would reach 30,140 dinars, but unions want it raised to 33,700 dinars.

Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Serbia Vice President Goran Milic said the working group would next week hold what would probably be its last meeting ahead of a Council session.

"The picture will be clearer next week. In my opinion, the most likely option will be (something) in between the proposals of the government and the unions," he said.

(1 euro = 117.8 dinars)


Photo: Tanjug video


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