Last Reminder with agenda//ETUC Webinar: Why the Directive on adequate minimum wages should ensure that Member States increase their statutory minimum wages and stop wage theft – 2 March 15.00 – 17.00

02.03.2021 (15:00 – 17:00)

ETUC

Virtual Meeting
1210 Brussels
Belgium

Active language

English, French

Brussels, 25 February 2021

Last Reminder with agenda

TO: Members of the European Parliament

Dear Member of the European Parliament,

We would like to invite you to the webinar for trade unions and policy makers organised by the ETUC “Why the Directive on adequate minimum wages should ensure that Member States increase their statutory minimum wages and stop wage theft" taking place on Tuesday the 2nd of March from 15.00 to 17.00.

Interpretation will be provided in English and French.

During the webinar, we will present examples of:
- the levels of statutory minimum wages in different Member States and how they do not ensure a decent standard of living;
- the consequences of exemptions from statutory minimum wage protection and subminimum rates for workers;
- the scams that some employers put in place to avoid to pay workers the fair minimum wage;
- the need to improve enforcement and end wage theft.

We will outline the necessary improvements to the Directive with regard to statutory minimum wages, including a threshold of decency below which statutory minimum wages cannot fall along with the necessary adequacy checks, changes to the proposed criteria, ending the unfair exclusions and subminimum rates and preventing employers’ deductions from statutory minimum wages.

Draft agenda:

  • Welcome and Introduction, Esther Lynch, ETUC Deputy General Secretary
  • Presentation by AFL-CIO on the fight for 15
  • Presentation of cases by:
    Cihan Ugural, Campaignleader FNV Voor 14
    Gabriele Sterkel, ver.di collective bargaining policy department
    Mateusz Szymański, International Office NSZZ Solidarność
    Teresa Hannick, Head of Services Division SIPTU
    Vanya Grigorova, Social Advisor Podkrepa
  • Presentation by Torsten Müller, ETUI Senior Researcher, on the necessary improvements to the Directive with regard to statutory minimum wages
  • Intervention by Mathias Maucher, EAPN Policy Officer
  • Debate with participants
  • Conclusions, Esther Lynch, ETUC Deputy General Secretary

You can already register for the webinar here

Don’t hesitate to contact Lorenzo Repetti ([email protected]) for any clarification.

I look forward to meeting you.

Yours sincerely,

Esther Lynch,
Deputy General Secretary