06/05/2015 – EMIN (Anne Van Lancker) and EAPN (Fintan Farrell) took part in radio debate on minimum wages in Europe with several MEPs and EESC officials. It was an opportunity to say that not only is a minimum wage important but the level that the minimum wages is set at is also key and that the EU needs to play a role to ensure an upwards convergence in the levels of minimum wage to ensure that all people in employment can have access to decent pay as part of quality jobs.
It was also the occasion to explain the link between adequate and accessible minimum income schemes and their link to minimum wages and the fight against growing levels of ‘working poor’.
The debate was arranged by Euranetplus radio network, in partnership with BFM Business, France, and was hosted live from the European Parliament.
See debate’s page on EUranet plus website: http://euranetplus-inside.eu/citizens-corner-debate-on-minimum-wage-do-we-need-minimum-wages-in-the-eu/
It is possible to watch a recording of the debate on the euranet(plus) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EuranetPlusOfficial.