Minimum wage in Germany in 2022: Coalition talks between the SPD and the Greens and the FDP are ongoing. One of the issues was the issue of the minimum wage. It is expected to increase rapidly from 2022.
From July 2021, the minimum wage in Germany has increased to EUR 9.60 gross per hour. This amounts to EUR 1,585 per month. In 2022, it was to increase to EUR 9.82 per hour (per month – EUR 1,571.20), and from July 1, 2022, it will reach EUR 10.45 per hour and EUR 1,672.00 per month.
It turns out, however, that next year the minimum wage in Germany will increase by as much as 25 percent.
The minimum wage in Germany in 2022 will increase to 12 euros
The leaders of the social democratic SPD, the Greens and the liberal FDP announced on Friday in Berlin that they were recommending their parties to start coalition negotiations to form a German government. The document that emerged from the preliminary talks will now be submitted to party bodies for approval. This is not a coalition agreement, but is intended to provide insight into the plans of a possible coalition. The German media highlights the key points of the document.
The pre-agreed issues include, inter alia, the question of the minimum wage. It is to be raised in the first year of government to EUR 12 per hour, or 25 percent. against the current 9.60 euro. On a monthly basis, this will result in an increase of almost EUR 300 gross: the minimum wage will amount to approximately EUR 1980 and will be the second highest in the entire European Union.
What else does the above-mentioned document?
In the document published after the initial coalition talks of the SPD with the Greens and the FDP, in addition to the increase in the minimum wage, other issues were also included, including: not for a tax increase, no general speed limit, and a faster departure from coal-based energy.
Wage increase for construction workers in Germany
After months of negotiation, construction workers will finally get a pay rise in three steps. Already in November, their income will increase by 2%. Further increases from 2022.