The question of purchasing power is crucial for the French at the moment. Due to the consequences still not amortized by the Covid-19 pandemic but above all because of the war in Ukraine in recent months, prices have experienced an unprecedented increase for forty years.
This Sunday, Jean-Luc Mélenchon makes two proposals on this subject. He suggests raising the minimum wage to 1,500 euros net per month and raising the index point for civil servants.
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Asked about France 3, the one who is the figurehead of Nupes, the New Popular Ecological and Social Union, reviews his initial position. While originally he intended to raise the minimum wage to 1400 euros net, he is now aiming for the bar of 1500 euros.
“We are here to help people live better”
His first proposal had been made before the automatic increase recorded since the beginning of May due to high inflation. With a monthly income that now slightly exceeds 1300 euros net, the one who aims to become Prime Minister in the event of victory for this alliance of several left-wing parties (LFI, EELV, PCF and PS) in the legislative elections of June 12 and 19 the rise its goal. “We had planned to increase by 15%. Since the Smic is at 1,300, we will go to 1,500. We are here to advance people's lives, not to block them, ”he explains.