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Poland’s minimum wage set to rise

10.09.2019 10:49
Poland’s government was on Tuesday expected to endorse a plan to increase the country’s minimum wage to PLN 2,600 (EUR 600, USD 660) a month as of January.
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Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at the end of last week that the minimum wage in Poland would increase in stages next year and in 2021.

Earlier, the country’s conservative leader, Jarosław Kaczyński, told a campaign rally that the Polish minimum monthly wage would grow to PLN 3,000 at the end of 2020 and then rise further to PLN 4,000 three years later.

The planned minimum wage hike is part of a package of spending pledges by Poland’s ruling conservatives ahead of next month’s parliamentary elections.

The minimum wage in Poland rose to PLN 2,250 at the start of this year, from PLN 2,100 in 2018.

Meanwhile, the minimum hourly rate in Poland is currently set at PLN 14.70 (EUR 3.40, USD 3.80), up from PLN 13.70 a year earlier.

The average gross Polish monthly wage in July was PLN 5,182.43 (EUR 1,187, USD 1,314), the country’s Central Statistical Office reported last month.

Poles will vote in parliamentary elections on October 13.

After four years in power, the country's governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is bidding for a second term following a landslide win in 2015.


Source: IAR