Implementation of the basic income may trigger a pressure both for raising and cutting salaries depending on the wages before and how one's net income would change without changing the gross wage. Raising or cutting wages may have the following goals:

  • to preserve the competitiveness of the minimum wage and other wages for low-paid jobs and keep them motivating
  • to minimize or avoid the immediate raising of total labor costs
  • to preserve workers net income at least in the previous level
  • to keep the salaries hiararchy unchanged