Gov't Backs 15% Minimum Wage Rise for Unskilled Laborers
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The government backs, in principle, the majority position at the VKF, a forum of employers, unions, and the government, on raising the minimum wage by 15% for unskilled laborers and by 10% for skilled workers, Economic Development Minister Márton Nagy said in a statement issued by his ministry on Thursday.
The government also supports an initiative to raise the pay of the lowest minimum wage earners from December, Nagy said after a meeting of the VKF.
The government is open to drafting, early in 2024, a new wage agreement that extends for several years, he added.
The VKF members agreed to continue talks in a week.
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