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Monday, 26.01.2015, 18:26
Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss' (Unity) meeting with the European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc focused on recent changes in Germany's regulations on remuneration, which stipulate minimum hourly wage for any kind of job done in the territory of Germany, and which also apply to trucking companies that ship freights via Germany – Bulc confirmed that Brussels would be actively involved in solving the problem, reports LETA.
Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Latvia, Legislation, Transport, Wages
Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Rimantas Sinkevivius addressed the members of the European Commission in order to request for additional evaluation of the new German law adopted on the 1st of January 2015 on minimal wages, which creates additional financial and administrative burden for the road carriers, and requested the Commissioners to ascertain its compliance with the European Union law, the ministry reported BC.
While in Germany, Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) addressed the issue of the recently amended Germany's wage law, which stipulates the minimum gross wage of EUR 8.50 per hour in Germany, which also affects the Latvian road carriers, the Transport Ministry informed LETA.
About one-third of Latvians living abroad said they would be ready to return to Latvia if they could earn a monthly salary of about EUR 1,000, informs LETA.
Lithuanian leader Dalia Grybauskaite supports the proposal to increase the minimum monthly wage to EUR 325 as of 1 July, 2015, reports LETA/ELTA.
The number of teachers working at Latvian educational establishments during the 2014/2015 school year is 30,733, which is 5.26% more than the previous school year, according to LETA calculations.
From January 1, 2015, the minimum monthly wage in Latvia has been raised fro, EUR 320 to EUR 360, informs LETA.