When will it be increased to 12 euros?

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From: Andrea Stettner

In Germany, the minimum wage will soon be raised to 12 euros. (Symbol picture) © Daniel Karmann / dpa

The new federal government has provided a minimum wage of 12 euros in its coalition agreement. But when will the increase come?

Many employees should be pleased: On January 1, 2022, the minimum wage rose again as planned. Instead of EUR 9.60, the lowest earnings limit is now EUR 9.82 per hour *. If the plans of the new traffic light government go, however, the minimum wage should will soon be increased to 12 euros.

12 euros minimum wage – from when?

The federal government has not yet revealed when it will actually be ready. But now Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) comments on the plans. According to Heil he should Minimum wage of 12 euros this year come. “As a candidate for Chancellor, Olaf Scholz said that we would increase the minimum wage to 12 euros within a year. And we will increase it in 2022 because it is necessary, “Heil told the German Press Agency (dpa). According to the SPD politician, he will present a draft law “in the next few weeks”. The increase to 12 euros is urgently needed for him: “It is a question of fair performance and respect for decent work,” he said, according to dpa.

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According to the coalition agreement, the minimum wage is to be raised to 12 euros

The increase in the minimum wage to 12 euros was also stipulated in the coalition agreement between the SPD, FDP and the Greens. This provides that the minimum wage in a one-off step of currently 9.82 euros should rise to 12 euros. So far, the minimum wage commission, consisting of representatives from employers and trade unions, the lower wage limit is set. (as) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.


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