In 2016, the minimum wage should be 182 LN, 32 PLN more than today – state Employers of Poland. That is impudent – replies “Solidarność”.
The calculation was made by Employers of Poland a.o. on the basis of prognoses of the Ministry of Finance which show that the expected GDP growth for 2016 is 3.8 percent and the prognosed inflation is 1.7 percent. This means that the corrected minimum wage should be increased by 1.7 percent + (3.8 percent x 2/3) = 4.233333 percent. – The final value of the lowest legal minimum wage is 1708.98 x (1+4.233333 percent) = 1781.33, or 1782 PLN after rounding up – says Łukasz Kozłowski, expert of Employers of Poland.
Kozłowski stresses that though this is only the lowest legal value, it is also the most logical as far as Employers are concerned.
– We should be aware that in big cities, such as Warsaw, the minimum wages is practically not used, but in many regions a raise may restrict local companies’ capacity to employ people – he says.