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Demand for Minimum Wage meets with Hostility

Published: March 8, 2011; 00:21 · (Vindobona)

The proposal by the Minister for officials, Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, to introduce a minimum wage of € 1300, is mere populism, according to the Economic Chamber.

The demand of Minister Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek for a statutory minimum wage of 1,300 euro runs into criticism. Martin Gleitsmann, head of the Social Policy Division of the Austrian Economic Chamber (WKÖ) says: "In Austria, negotiations on wages and salaries correspond to the social partners and are in the best hands with practitioners and experts from the individual industries.…

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