Position Paper on “Fair Minimum Wages” Regulations in the EU – In Light of the European Commission Second Stage of Consultations

The European Commission has launched a second stage of consultations with trade unions and employers’ organisations on 4 June 2020 on fair minimum wages; a priority of the European Commission. It holds as a premise, a fair minimum wage for all workers in the European Union. The aim of the second consultation is to ask trade unions and employers’ organisations what type of policy instrument they would see as most appropriate and to what end. Hereby, as the European Enterprise Alliance, and on behalf of our membership, we would like to highlight the following concerns with regard to the European Commission’s intentions.