Government, employers and unions agree raise the minimum wage to 950 euros

Question cleared: the Interprofessional Minimum Wage (SMI) will rise 5.5% this year. You will come to 950 euros per month in 14 pays, that is to say, 13.300 eur

Government, employers and unions agree raise the minimum wage to 950 euros

Question cleared: the Interprofessional Minimum Wage (SMI) will rise 5.5% this year. You will come to 950 euros per month in 14 pays, that is to say, 13.300 euros per year. After emerge throughout this week, the deal was closed on Wednesday. Since the minister of Labour, Yolanda Díaz, assumed the portfolio, this has been its primary objective. To do this, has had several separate meetings with the leaders of trade unions and employers and, at least, one with all, the this Wednesday. "It is very a happy day for the workers of this country," said Diaz.

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The minister of Labour meets today with trade unions and employers to address the increase in the minimum wage Brussels take the first step towards a minimum wage in europe The Government is seeking an agreement on the minimum wage with trade unions and employers as the initial message Sánchez tied the rise in pensions and the minimum wage to the formation of the new Government

That amount stands in an intermediate point between the 1,000 euros, from which he came to speak during the negotiations for the pact of Government between the PSOE and United we Can and the 900 today. The increase of 5.5% is far from the 22.3% last year, but it is important. There are not many increments higher that percentage from half of the nineties. In 2017 it went up 8%, although it was made from a soil very low: 655,2 euros a month.

The improvement of this year will be a step on the ladder that you intend to upload until the end of the legislature, when it intends to reach 60% of the average salary that makes the European Social Charter, and considering the European Commission to the members of the Union.

The minister of Labour was exultant in the presentation of the agreement. "We're very happy," he said. More content was the president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi. The head of the employers ' said that he accepted the pact because he has been given assurances that they will pay attention to the law of public contracts. "When you come to an agreement, everyone is left hairs in the catnip," he admitted. "We would have liked something less. The amount of 1,000 euros, we were concerned much more," he concluded. Entrepreneurs accept the final agreement as a lesser evil, to avoid a rise greater.

The 950 euros is approximate to what has been agreed by unions and employers in 2018 in the collective bargaining agreement, which provided for a minimum wage in conventions of 1000 euros a month (up to 14,000 annually). To raise that amount to the legal minimum would have entailed a serious problem for collective bargaining, since there are still conventions that do not reach that figure.

After several years stalled, the SMI -which, in the words of the minister-Diaz, is "a small tool to improve the lives of the workers"- began to rise with force in 2017, when it increased 8%. After a year, grew by 4% and in 2019 came the big jump, went from 735,9 euros per month to 900 euros, an increase of 22.3% from a one-time unprecedented in the last 40 years. The Government has avoided a raise very significant for this year after that during the negotiations for its formation was to speculate with the possibility that came to 1,000 euros already this year. From 2016, when it began the climb of climbs, the minimum wage has risen 44.9%

throughout 2019, the significant increase in the soil's legal salaries has aroused controversy about whether it was detrimental to the job or not. The latest addition to the debate has been the BBVA Research, which calculates that the rise in the SMI prevented the last year the creation of 45,000 jobs. The Ministry's previous Work, directed by Magdalena Valerio, had been discarded in a report submitted to the Airef that would have had adverse consequences for employment creation, but yes that would have been able to bring to the informal economy workers in the agricultural sector or the household. CC OO, in contrast, conducted another study in June in which he pointed out that he had not had adverse consequences.

Updated Date: 22 January 2020, 19:00

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