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Serbia's govt to launch talks with unions, employers on hike of minimum wage

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia's govt to launch talks with unions, employers on hike of minimum wage Sinisa Mali; Source: Serbian Government

BELGRADE (Serbia), August 7 (SeeNews) - Serbia's government plans to launch talks with trade unions and employers for an increase of the minimum hourly net wage, the finance ministry said.

Finance minister Sinisa Mali and labour minister Zoran Djordjevic have started consultations with representatives of trade unions and employers in view of opening formal talks on the matter later this month, the finance ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The minimum wage was increased by a total of 18.6% in the last two years and the government plans to continue on that path, Mali said.

The government expects the average net wage in the country to reach 500 euro ($560) in December, he added.

In September 2018, the government increased the minimum hourly net wage by 8.6% - to 155.3 dinars ($1.48/1.32 euro) from 143 dinars, as of January 1, 2019.

($ = 0.892976 euro)

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