The House of Representatives passed the bill presented by Social Affairs Senator Katja Kipping (Left Party) at the plenary session on Thursday. Until now, the hourly wage was 12.50 euros gross. The increased amount is to apply, for example, in the state administration and in companies with state holdings.
Federal state minimum wage of 13 euros decided
In Berlin, a minimum wage of 13 euros per hour will apply to state employees in the future.
"Uniform minimum wage standards should apply everywhere where the state of Berlin has influence"
"In future, no one will have to work for less than 13 euros an hour in places where money from the state of Berlin is involved," said Kipping. "And everywhere where the state of Berlin has influence, uniform minimum wage standards are to apply - and better than those that apply nationwide." Currently, the minimum wage nationwide is 9.82 euros gross. On 1 July it will rise to 10.45 euros, and on 1 October to 12 euros per hour.