Serhat TUNAR –TDO- Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has announced that he minimum wage will be raised in Greece, which has been struggling with economic crisis for years.
Greek Prime Minister said the standard monthly minimum wage would rise by 11%, from €586 (£509) to €650, and a lower-wage category for younger employees would be abolished.
"If this offer is accepted, we will revitalize the real economy and the upward trend in the economy will begin," Alexis Tsipras stated in his speech at cabinet meeting.
The fact that the minimum wage has not been increased for years has become a symbol of the inequality in the austerity policy, which has been implemented because of Greece's worst economic crisis in modern times.
While the increase in media organs is expected to be 8%, the 11% increase rate was welcomed by Greek citizens.
According to media reports, Tsipras Government, which is prepared for the general elections that will be held in 2019, is lagging in polls.