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Other research product . 2021

Minimum wages in 2021 : annual review

Aumayr-Pintar, Christine; Vacas‑Soriano, Carlos; Allinger, Bernadette; Van Herreweghe, Dries; Vandekerckhove, Sem; Tomev, Lyuben; Bejakovic, Predrag; +37 Authors
Open Access
English
Published: 01 Jan 2021
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Country: Spain
Abstract
Aquesta publicació s'elabora a partir de les contribucions de cadascú dels membres nacionals que integren la Network of Eufound Correspondent. Pel cas d'Espanya la contribució ha estat realitzada per l'Oscar Molina This report summarises how minimum wage rates for 2021 were set during 2020 - the year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. It reviews the difficulties faced by national decision-makers and how they reacted to the challenges of the economic and social fall-out of the pandemic when making decisions regarding the minimum wage. It maps the extent to which minimum wages were referred to in COVID-19-related support measures. It discusses advances made on the EU initiative on adequate minimum wages and maps the reactions of the EU-level social partners and national decision-makers. The report is accompanied by two complementary working papers: one providing an analysis of developments for low-paid employees and minimum wage workers over the past decade; the other summarising the most recent research on minimum wages in EU countries, Norway and the UK.
Subjects

COVID-19, Social dialogue, Social partners, Pay and income, Working poor, Minimum wage, European Pillar of Social Rights, Collective bargaining, Labour and social regulation, Industrial relations and social dialogue

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