Money: Who benefits from the increase in the minimum wage?

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million employees in Germany can look forward to a wage increase. On Saturday, the minimum wage rises to 12 euros. Anyone who benefits most noticeable shows the most important questions and answers:

Millionen Menschen in Deutschland verdienen weniger als 12 Euro pro Stunde. © Julian Stratenschulte/dpa Millions of people in Germany earn less than 12 euros per hour. How much does the minimum wage increase?

The lower wage limit increases from October 1 from 10.45 euros to 12 euros per hour. This is an increase of almost 15 percent. The increase has been around 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

How many people benefit from the increase?

6.64 million. At least according to a study by the economic and social science institute of the union-related Hans Böckler Foundation, so many employees currently earn less than 12 euros. In terms of mathematical, 3.5 million women and 2.7 million men benefit.

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benefit full -time employees, part -time or mini jobs?

divided according to working hours follows the following picture: It now collects 1.4 million full -time employees in the wages, 1.8 million part -time and 3 million people with mini jobs.

does the minimum increase in langers do something to do with the crisis?

No, the coalition had already planned the increase before the Russian attack on Ukraine and the following energy crisis. In the final debate to increase in the Bundestag in June, inflation and the concern for the affordability of energy still played a major role. At that time, several speakers warned that the prices explosion threatened many people. In the meantime, the coalition has also launched further relief.

In which industries does the increase work the most?

In the catering trade, more than 60 percent of all employment relationships are affected. According to the federal government, 46 percent with wages below 12 euros in agriculture and forestry. In the property and housing, it is 32 and 29 percent in the sector of traffic and storage.

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How do the social partners rate the minimum lighter increase?

The German Trade Union Confederation has long campaigned for the increase. Finally, DGB board member Stefan Körzell rated the step as "a ray of hope in these difficult times". The employers' association BDA, on the other hand, criticized the draft law of labor minister Hubertus Heil as "extremely questionable" politically and legally. The BDA did not address its criticism against the wage level as such - but against the fact that the legislator now decides on the wage level and not employers and unions.

What role do the social partners have in the minimum wage?

usually a headquarters. Because they are sitting in the minimum wage commission. This committee usually proposes the regular increase in increasing steps for the income tin limit introduced in 2015 - at that time with 8.50 euros. The legal increase to 12 euros follows beyond this usual mechanism. According to the coalition's promise, the minimum wage commission should be responsible again after the unscheduled step.

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