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Germany passes minimum wage bill

  • Germany’s lawmakers have passed a bill to introduce a national minimum wage for the first time.

    From the beginning of next year, all employers in Germany must pay a minimum of 8.50 euros per hour.

    The new measure comes as a huge relief to four million German workers. Of the workers who will benefit from this, nearly two-thirds are women, according to the German government.

    Germany is Europe’s leading economy. 

      

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