EU Directive on adequate minimum wages: Turning point for collective bargaining?

11.30 – 13.00 | Panel I - Adequate wages by promoting collectively bargained wages - main elements of the EU Directive

Moderator: János Allenbach-Ammann (Euractiv)

Keynote speaker:

  • Marian JUREČKA, Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Comments by

  • Nathalie DARNAUT, EC DG EMPL, Head of the Unit Labour Market and Wages, Eurofound


  • Agnes JONGERIUS, MEP, S&D, EP Rapporteur
  • Cinzia DEL RIO, EESC rapporteur
  • Esther LYNCH, ETUC Deputy General Secretary
  • Oliver RÖPKE, President of the EESC Workers' Group

Panel II - 2 years to implement the directive – actions

Moderator: János Allenbach-Ammann (Euractiv)

14.30 – 16.00 | 1st cluster

  • Slovenia Luka MESEC, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
  • Romania – Marius-Constantin BUDĂI, Minister for Labour and Social Solidarity
  • Germany – Rolf SCHMACHTENBERG, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • BelgiumThomas DERMINE, State Secretary for Economic Recovery and Strategic Investments, responsible for Science Policy, attached to the Minister for the Economy and Labour

16.00 – 17.20 | 2nd cluster

  • Portugal – Ana MENDES GODINHO, Minister for Employment, Solidarity, and Social Security
  • Denmark -  Peter HUMMELGAARD THOMSEN, Minister for Employment

17.20 – 17.30 | Closing remarks by the President of the EESC Workers' Group