EU Minimum Wage Will Harm Subsidiarity and Low-Income Earners

7 December 2022

The briefing reviews the newly passed directive on adequate minimum wages in the EU and investigates its potential negative impacts on traditional collective bargaining agreements and low-income groups.

The directive establishes procedures for implementing statutory minimum wages within EU member states and aims to enhance effective access to minimum wage protection for low-income workers. With its adaptation, another branch of the EU’s Social Rights dimension will be implemented, setting the stage for further EU centralisation of national policy issues.

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