in early January the legal minimum wage for workers is increasing in Germany 9,19 euros. The Berlin economic Senator Ramona Pop (Green) is not enough. She wants to require companies applying for public contracts to pay their employees a minimum of 11,30 euros per hour. This is one of the draft new act on public procurement, on the now. Currently, the so-called award of the minimum wage in Berlin is at 9 euros, slightly above the legal minimum wage of 8,84 Euro.

Julia Löhr

business correspondent in Berlin.

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The proposed amount of which is oriented according to the Senate at the input stage of the public service and should be checked regularly. “Just low-income people suffering from rising Rents and cost of living,” says Pop the strong increase. The economic growth must reach all. The bill can now take associations and other parts of the Senate position. The last word at the end of the house of representatives.

Schleswig-Holstein writes 9,99 Euro

Surprisingly, the push is not coming. The Berlin SPD had voted in November on a party, the award of the minimum wage up to the year 2021 step way to 12,63 Euro. After this threshold is ensured according to calculations by the Federal Ministry of labour that the person later receives a pension above the level of basic security. Originally the demand of the left party, together with the SPD and the Greens in Berlin, the government comes.