The Government of Serbia has decided that the minimum wage in 2022 will be 201.22 dinars net per working hour, an increase from 183,93 dinars per hour.
The minimum labour price has thus been increased by 9.4 per cent, the government said in a press release.
As reported, “the determination of the minimum wage is based on the latest available macroeconomic data and projections for the next period”. The valid minimum labour price in Serbia is now 183.93 dinars per hour. Negotiations between trade unions, employers and government authorities ended last week without an agreement, so the amount of the minimum wage was determined by the government.
It was said that the minimum wage for next year would be increased by about 2,500 dinars compared to this year. The trade unions did not agree to this, but the Minister of Finance, Siniša Mali, and the Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, said that the Serbian government had decided that from 1 January 2022, the minimum wage would be 35,012 dinars.
This amount of the minimum wage had been announced by the President of Serbia, Aleksanar Vučić, even before the negotiations started. This year, as well as last year, he “calculated” in advance how much the increase would be.
Employers and trade unions have expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that social dialogue is a formality because “in the end, it is always about what Vučić wants”.
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