The increase in the Spanish minimum wage divides employers and unions

Pedro Sanchez’s government is organizing a new consultation meeting on Monday before deciding.

The employers’ organization finds that now is not the time, and the unions that it is not enough. A classic, undoubtedly the sign of a return to normal in the negotiations concerning the Spanish minimum wage. After a spectacular increase in 2019, of more than 22%, framed by two increases well above inflation, 4% in 2018 and 5.5% in 2021, the local minimum wage was frozen in early 2021, time for the government and economic actors to know the extent of the consequences of the pandemic. While the labor market has turned green – unemployment fell by 82,583 people last month, an exceptional drop in August, and by 470,000 in the last twelve months – it is again time, the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, said on Wednesday to set an increase “Immediate”.

The Spanish minimum wage is today 1108 euros gross monthly, or rather, as it is customary to collect in Spain, 950 euros in

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