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Slovenia lifts minimum monthly wage

Author Maja Garaca
Slovenia lifts minimum monthly wage Gena96/

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), January 29 (SeeNews) - Slovenia's minimum monthly wage has been increased to 842.79 euro ($1,042.3) gross as of January 1, according to a government decree published in the country's Official Gazette.

The decree offers no further details.

Slovenia's news agency STA reported on Friday that the minimum wage was increased by 4.7% 842.79 euro at the discretion of labour minister Anja Kopac Mrak.

The new net monthly wage is 638.42 euro, up from 613.66 euro.

Slovenia's employers and trade unions did not back the increase, STA reported.

Earlier this month, the labour minister proposed to increase the minimum wage by 4.7% from 2018 and said she will take part in consultations with trade unions and employers.

Under Slovenia law, the minimum wage for the year is determined by the labour minister.

($=0.808555 euro)