Unions, Employers Agree to Minimum Wage Rise ({{commentsTotal}})


Trade union and employers' representatives have reached an agreement whereby the current minimum monthly salary of 320 euros will be raised by 35 euros annually in the next two years.

The agreement, which will be signed at midday today, is rare for the fact that involves a two-year period.

In that time, the workforce's most vulnerable members will see their incomes rise by nearly a quarter.

In 2014, the minimum monthly salary will be 355 euros, an hourly wage of 2.13 euros. In 2015, those figures will rise to 390 euros and 2.34 euros.

To take effect, the agreement must be endorsed by the government. The two parties last agreed to raise the minimum wage in December, a decision that was backed by the government.

+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long


Independence Day: Estonia’s way into the future isn’t a race

There is a lack of connection between the Estonian state, and the people who live here. While it expects a lot of the state, Estonian society doesn’t seem ready to contribute, writes Viktor Trasberg.

Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.