Netherlands - Minimum youth wage revision - April 30, 2016

The legal minimum wage scales for youngsters have often been criticised. The scales are among the lowest in the EU. Currently one in six of the under-23s earns the minimum wage. An 18-year-old on minimum pay earns €32 gross a day. The government has announced that the minimum wage for youngsters will be increased slightly and the age at which adult rates apply will be lowered in stages from 23 to 21 years.

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