A new effort to reach convergences regarding the government’s pre-election commitment for a national minimum wage will take place today. Labor Minister Kyriakos Kousios will have a meeting with trade unions which will follow two meetings he has had over the previous days with the employers’ organizations KEVE and OEV.
Today’s meeting will be the first one after the almost deadlock during a joint meeting of all parties on 22 July. However, following the above-mentioned meetings with the employers’ organizations, the minister stated optimistic.
In all his public references, Kyriakos Kousios did not hide the differences existing between the two sides and diligently refrained from mentioning that the target is to reach an agreement. On the contrary, he repeated several time that the target is to reduce differences.