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Adequate Minimum Wages – A close look at the legal consequences

The proposed Directive for an Adequate Minimum Wage has caused a fundamental discussion on the competence of the EU and on the consequences for social partner autonomy and collective bargaining systems. On June 4, European sector employers federations brought together their legal experts and practitioners to have a closer look at the legal and practical impact of the proposal.

Published on 11th June 2021

The proposed Directive for an Adequate Minimum Wage has caused a fundamental discussion on the competence of the EU and on the consequences for social partner autonomy and collective bargaining systems.

European sector employers from the tech & industry, chemicals, cleaning & facility services, retail & wholesale, agriculture, hotel & gastronomy and private employment services sector brought together their legal experts and practitioners in one technical seminar to have a closer look at the legal and practical impact of the proposal.

The speakers exchanged with the participants on the risks of the proposal and suggest different approaches to the matter, focused on the conflict of competence and addressed the impact on existing collective bargaining systems. For a summary of the discussion, check out this document.

Programme

1:00 – 3:00 PM CEST

Welcome

Panel: Legal basis of Directive on Adequate Minimum Wages
→ Focus on legal aspects

  • Delphine Rudelli, Director General, Ceemet
  • Jörg Tagger, Head of Unit A.2 Social Dialogue, European Commission
  • Indra Hadeler, Deputy Managing Director International Relations, Gesamtmetall

Q&A

Panel: Statutory minimum wage systems (art.5)
→ Focus on practical implications

  • Minna Etu-Seppälä, Director Industrial Relations, Kemianteollisuus
  • Jennifer Schramm, Division Labour Law & Politics, Die Gebäudedienstleister
  • Christiaan Boiten, Adviser Single Market & Social Affairs, EuroCommerce

Q&A

Panel: Social partner autonomy (art. 4)
→ Focus on practical implications

  • Hedvig Forsselius, Senior Legal Adviser, UNIONEN
  • Fatima Hollander, Senior Legal Adviser, VISITA

Q&A

Closing remarks & conclusion

Find out more information about all speakers.

Adequate Minimum Wages – A close look at the legal consequences

Dates: 2021-06-04 13:00:00 - 15:00

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