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Minimum wage for 15-year-olds rises four cents

Friday 25 May 2012

The minimum wage for 15-year-olds doing holiday jobs will go up four cents this year to €2.52 per hour, the social affairs ministry has decided.

Young teenagers can take a holiday job from the age of 13, but there is no minimum wage for 13 and 14-year-olds.

Youngsters may work a maximum seven hours a day and no more than five days in a row. They are also barred from working with machinery and without adult supervision.

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Readers' comments (9)

whewww I'm so glad these 15 yr old kids who live at home with their parents got that raise ;) makes sense right? all the hard working adults out there struggling at this very difficult time, and Rutte and friends make sure the 15 yr olds get a raise. sure uh huh

By Bill | May 25, 2012 12:03 PM

It must have been a tough decision. Respect.

By Jakub | May 25, 2012 1:37 PM

that's more than half a percent. very generous!

By dork | May 25, 2012 5:02 PM

wow thats a low wage. better call them slave workers then and not young workers. The term fits much better with the reality.

By Sarah | May 25, 2012 5:22 PM

That is slave wages! I made more when I was 15 and that was in 1974! Why bother?

By M | May 27, 2012 3:55 AM

Hmm.. is that 1,40pw rise going to be taxed?

By Thre visitor | May 27, 2012 9:06 AM

Its more money than they will earn sitting on their buttocks indoors all summer.>>

By Simon Keys | May 29, 2012 12:47 PM

@Simon: Whatever happened to just being a KID? Why do we force this lust for work onto our CHILDREN? Can't kids just be kids anymore without having to stress out about money at such a young age? To insult a child because they would rather have a proper summer hanging out with their friends, as children are supposed to have, rather than become a slave to corporate society, is unjust. This obsession with work has got to stop.

By Stupid | May 29, 2012 1:13 PM


By Ames | May 30, 2012 7:07 AM

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