NL's minimum wage in top 6 in EU

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6 August 2007, VOORBURG - The minimum wage in the Netherlands came to EUR 1,301 a month as of January this year. This puts it among the highest six in the EU, according to figures that Statistics Netherlands published on Monday.

6 August 2007

VOORBURG  - The minimum wage in the Netherlands came to EUR 1,301 a month as of January this year. This puts it among the highest six in the EU, according to figures that Statistics Netherlands published on Monday.

The height of the legal gross minimum wage in the EU countries ranges from EUR 92 in Bulgaria to EUR 1,570 in Luxembourg. In six countries – Luxembourg, Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France – it is higher than EUR 1,250. Greece and Spain follow at a distance with minimum loans that do not exceed EUR 700.

The number of workers that earns minimum wage also varies widely from country to country. In Bulgaria and France more than 15 percent of workers with a full time job receive minimum wage. In most countries that number is much lower. In the Netherlands only 4 percent of workers earned minimum wage or youth minimum wage in 2005.

Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy and Cyprus do not have any minimum wage set by law.

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Subject: Dutch news

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