The minimum wage for staff and workers will rise by a “record” 2% from January 1, 2022, the Greek Labor Ministry happily announced on Monday following a decision by Labor and Social Affairs Minister Kostis Hattsidakis.
The decision follows the approval of the cabinet in July.
According to the ministry, the statutory minimum wage for full-time employees or workers is as follows:
a) For staff, the minimum wage increases to 663 euros (from 650 euros) per month.
b) For workers, the minimum wage is also increased to 29.62 euros (from 29.04 euros) per hour.
PS Workers and staff should be really happy for being able to get 12 euros more “dirty” per month, or + 0.58 cents per hour now that inflation should exceed 5% (actually 30%) by January and utility bills have already tripled.