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How to achieve a European pay rise:

  • Unions and employers should negotiate pay rises through collective bargaining.

  • Governments should help create a more favourable environment for collective bargaining.

  • Governments should support rise friendly policies such as tax shifts away from lower income earners; tackling precarious work and exploitative contracts and; closing the gender wage gap.;

  • Employers and Governments should help extend coverage of collective bargaining agreements to more workers.;

  • Governments should ensure minimum wages (where they exist) are not less than 60% of the average wage, and involve trade unions and employers in setting minimum wages.