German voters want minimum wage on politics agenda
17 September 2013 Last updated at 11:33 BST
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.