Minimum wage ‘better than it looks’

The government has defended criticism from unions over the national minimum wage, arguing that €940 a month is among the highest in the EU, offering low earners more purchasing power than their

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National minimum wage set at €940

The government is introducing a national minimum wage from January, set at €940 after six months in the job, announced Labour Minister Kyriacos Koushos. The decision is heralded as a “historic move”

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Deal on minimum wage hits buffers

The government is adamant about introducing a national minimum wage despite a deepening gap between unions and employers over the terms. Reportedly, Labour Minister Kyriacos Koushos has sent an ultimatum to social

Deal on minimum wage in limbo

A deal for introducing the national minimum wage is under threat, as social partners are drifting apart instead of converging, resorting to cheap shots at each other. The sides were expected to

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Minimum wage deal grows horns

The introduction of a national minimum wage is up in the air, as social partners appear to be dangerously drifting apart, instead of converging, after meeting President Nicos Anastasiades. The sides were

Government committed to national minimum wage

President Nicos Anastasiades’ administration remains committed to introducing a national minimum wage before the end of its term, reaffirmed Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou. Following a meeting of the Labour Advisory Body set

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Turkish Cypriots get 40% minimum wage hike

Turkish Cypriot authorities have locked in a 40% increase to the minimum wage from 7,000TL (€445) in the north, up from the previous level of 4,970TL (€316), introduced in September. The decision