International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics
Monday, 24.11.2014, 05:49
The board of the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 19, in order to decide on launching an education workers' strike.
Keyword tags: Education and Science, Financial Services, Latvia, Legislation, Strike, Wages
Business owners in Europe, including Latvia, are expecting serious problems with preserving quality workforce in 2015, thus companies will be forced to raise employees' salaries in 2015, according to a study conducted by KPMG.
Trade union LABA decided today to continue the Nordeka bus drivers' strike against low salaries, CEO of LABA Raimonds Gailis told LETA.
The planned increase of minimum wage will help reduce income inequality, Director General of the Employers' Confederation of Latvia, Liga Mengelsone told LETA.
Today, the government of Latvia approved of the motion to increase the monthly minimum wage from EUR 320 to EUR 360 starting January 1, 2015, informs LETA.
About 15 drivers from the inter-city bus company Nordeka are on the picket line for a second day in a wage dispute, but as the company informed LETA on November 8th, all routes are running as scheduled.
According to the new government declaration, the prospective government in Latvia is committed to raising the minimum wage, reports LETA.