The measure of the minimum wage increase is implemented as of today, thus abolishing the “sub-minimum” wage scale for young people.

In her statements, Labor Minister Effie Achtsioglou stressed that this is a big step in the recovery of labor in our country since a new era begins, with more rights and dignity for the workers.

The minister added that this is an act of justice, since a part of what the employees’ were deprived of due to austerity, is being restored.

Mrs. Achtsioglou also clarified that the workers who will receive the minimum wage will still be below the tax-free limit even after the increase.