Ranks Of Europe’s Low-Paid Public Sector Workers Increase

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Low Paid Public Sector Workers In Europe

Greece Impoverishment of public employees (fall in wages by 15-20% in 2011 and new cuts by an additional -15% in 2012) due to the abolition of 13th and 14th month salaries, and a cut in the minimum wage.
Hungary In 2010, 55% of public employees with less than secondary education were below the poverty threshold compared to 33% in 2008.
Romania Low paid workers increased in the public sector due to a wage cut of 25% in 2011.
Lithuania Increase in low paid public employees due to 15% cut in 2009- 2010.
Germany Increase of low paid workers in the public sector both at national and municipal levels because of more fixed- term and part-time contracts.
United Kingdom Increase in –low paid workers in the public sector due to a shift of many public sector employees from full-time to involuntary part-time.
Portugal The number of low paid workers in the public sector increased due to wage cuts but also because the minimum wage is lower than in the private sector.
Source: Public Sector Shock, by D. Vaughan-Whitehead, Edward Elgar-ILO, forthcoming 2013.
European public sector workers are often low-paid.

European public sector workers are often low-paid.

The number of low-paid public sector workers in Europe is increasing, especially in southern Europe, where government austerity measures are making life difficult.
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