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Greece raises the minimum wage by 2%, PM Mitsotakis announced

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Monday the raise of the minimum wage by 2 percent. He made the announcement during a cabinet meeting. The minimum wage increases from 650 euros gross to …663 euros.

Mitsotakis made the announcement during a cabinet meeting and said that the government decided to proceed with the raise “despite the contrary suggestion” by the representatives employers.

He recalled that “in the relevant dialogue that preceded, the confederations of professionals, craftsmen, large companies, traders, had called for the freezing of the minimum wage due to the special conditions caused by the pandemic.”

The PM added that “the increase obviously does not meet the needs of employees,” and recalled the state support program for businesses and employees during the pandemic lockdown: over 40 billion euros for 18 months, Mitsotakis said.

Τhe raise will come into effect from 1. January 2022.

On social media, Greeks criticize with irony and some say that some ministers would tip with more “13 euros”

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