Parliament approves minimum wage plan

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14th December 2007 , Despite warnings from economists about the threat posed to jobs and sharp criticism from business leaders, the Bundestag agreed that workers employed by Deutsche Post should be granted a minimum hourly wage of between 8.0 (11.6 dollars) and 9.80 euros.

14th December 2007

Despite warnings from economists about the threat posed to jobs and sharp criticism from business leaders, the Bundestag agreed that workers employed by Deutsche Post should be granted a minimum hourly wage of between 8.0 (11.6 dollars) and 9.80 euros.

During the debate on the legislation, German Labour Minister Olaf Scholz, told parliament consideration could be given in the coming months to extending the minimum wage plan to other industry branches.

Scholz is a member of the Social Democrats, the junior member of the Merkel-led coalition government. Members of her conservative political bloc have indicated that they would resist extending the minimum wage plan.

DPA

Subject: German news, wages

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