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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

What is the minimum wage, in your country, at the moment?

Mel

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

16-17 year olds - £3.30 per hour
18-21 year olds - £4.45 per hour
22 years + - £5.35 per hour

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

15 year old: €2.40 an hour
20 year old: €4.92 an hour
23 year old: €8 an hour, minimum monthly salary €1317....before tax

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

In Quebec it's $8.00CAN, but it varies by province. Everyone gets paid the same thing, regardless of age. (Which makes sense, no? They're all doing the same job.)

5. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

In Quebec it's $8.00CAN, but it varies by province. Everyone gets paid the same thing, regardless of age. (Which makes sense, no? They're all doing the same job.)

The reasoning behind paying younger people less is to make them more attractive to employers and get them work experience.

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

None

The employees' unions have been fighting for it but the government is not bowing to the demand due to lobbying by the employers.

7. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

The reasoning behind paying younger people less is to make them more attractive to employers and get them work experience.

Admittedly I've never really thought about it. But presumably the older you are the more experience you have already. Therefore as you get older your salary should increase above the minimum wage.

By pegging the minimum wage to the age, employers would hire younger people, that's true. But that means the same jobs become unavailable to older people who may still need minimum wage work for some reason. That would penialize older workers who presumably would have greater responsibilities and debts (ex. single parents, new immigrants with families, unskilled workers with homes, etc.).

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Some criticize the age related minimum wage, saying that it encourages employers to exploit young people, who must accept it, because they desperately need to gain work experience.

Mel

9. Posted by mohit_sa (Full Member 59 posts) 9y

OK, hear this one. In India, it is around

Rs. 70 per day

So thats just under USD 2 per day. Of course, most workers get much more than that, but thats the government figure.

10. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

I don't know in Australia, but I'm sure I've earned it in my time.

It probably differs from state to state.

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