The increase in the minimum wage is a critical step toward a revival of the labour market, Labour Minister Effie Achtsioglou said on Monday in an interview.
“With the increase in the minimum wage and the abolition of the embarrassing sub-minimum wage for young people under the age of 25, we are implementing our top commitment and our debt to the workers and youth of the country,” the minister stressed.
“The increase in the minimum wage is a critical step in the process of reorganising the labour market, a goal that we have been serving from the first moment with institutional interventions to protect and strengthen labour rights, by reducing unemployment, by combating employers’ offences, by re-establishing collective agreements in the country,” she added.
“Therefore the exit from the memoranda and the development of the economy acquire real meaning, through the improvement of income and living standards,” she underlined.
Achtsioglou reiterated that the government’s efforts for the improvement of the labour market are constant and that it continues to prove this in practice.