EU minimum wages: Parliament and Council reached compromise

On 6 June 2022, the European Parliament and the Council reached a compromise in their negotiations on the proposal for a Minimum Wage Directive. Overall, HOTREC very much welcomes that the criteria included under the adequate statutory minimum wage are not mandatory. Notably, reference to international reference values such as 60% of the gross median wage and 50% of the gross average wage could be included and/or indicative reference values used at the national level.

We also welcome the fact that variations and deductions need to be proportionate and have a legitimate objective.

We are, nevertheless, concerned with the promotion of collective bargaining in wage settings. In fact, where the collective bargaining coverage rate is less than a threshold of 80%, Member States shall provide a framework for enabling conditions for collective bargaining and establish an action plan to promote collective bargaining. This, in our view, interferes directly with the autonomy of social partners.

On 16 June, Social Affairs Ministers formally approved the agreement. In September, the proposal is scheduled to be formally approved during the European Parliament plenary session.

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28 Nov
28/11/2022    
15:00 - 17:00
Stanhope Hotel Brussels by Thon Hotels List of Participants Draft Agenda for ExCom meeting on 28 November 2022 PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 16:30, THE PRESIDENT-ELECT, [...]
European Hospitality Day - Event at European Parliament
29/11/2022    
08:30 - 14:30
HOTREC is organising meetings and exchanges for HOTREC members at the European Parliament on Tuesday 29 November 2022 in Brussels.
Meeting with DG EMPL - European Hospitality Skills Passport
13/12/2022    
10:00 - 11:00
Participants: European Commission: - Angelica Barrows - DG EMPL - Christelle Guyot - DG EMPL - IT support - Francesco Losappio - DG EMPL - [...]
13 Dec
13/12/2022    
16:00 - 17:00
Slides and the recording of the session were uploaded to the website
Meeting with Commission - revision of the social dialogue
15/12/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
On 15 December 2022, the European Commission (DG EMPL) met with social partners to discuss the future revision of the social dialogue. Participants - List [...]
Events on 28/11/2022
28 Nov