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Should Germany have a minimum wage?

Germany does not have a national minimum wage. One in five of its workers are classified as working poor. Tanya Beckett finds out the views of German voters on this issue.

Germany's economy may be the strongest and its unemployment levels the lowest in Europe, but one in five of its workers are classified as working poor.

Unlike many of its neighbours, Germany does not have a national minimum wage.

In the run up to the election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's opponents say this needs to change.

Tanya Beckett finds out why this issue is so important to German voters.

  • 17 Sep
  • From the section Europe