Updating minimum wage setting in the Republic of Moldova

The ILO will upgrade the existing mechanism of the minimum wage setting in order to build resilient mechanisms to enhance population living standards in the country.

The ILO will provide technical assistance to support Moldova in merging the current two minimum wages into one and in defining a mechanism to set it and update it regularly. To do so, the ILO will support the National Commission for Consultations and Collective Bargaining by producing empirical evidence about the wage distribution and its characteristics.  The ILO will also gather international good practices so that the new mechanism is based on the most updated information and international standards.

In addition, assistance will be provided in building the capacity of social partners so that they can more effectively adjust wages through collective bargaining. The Collective Agreement in Construction will be reviewed and used as a benchmark for other sectoral level wage agreements.