Yolanda Díaz. / SUR

Minimum wage in Spain to increase by 15 euros a month

The Government has reached an agreement with the unions, and it will stand at 965 euros

LUCIA PALACIOS

The Spanish government has reached an agreement with the unions to raise the minimum wage by 15 euros per month, to stand at 965 euros, SUR has learned.

And it will do so from this month, September, according to the same sources, which, however, warn that some fine details still have to be ironed out.

If so, the battle will have been won by the Minister of Labour, Yolanda Díaz, who had promised to apply it from September, while the First Deputy Prime Minister, Nadia Calviño, wanted to delay the increase to the last quarter of the year.

Both the UGT and CC OO unions had demanded an increase of between 25 and 30 euros a month for this year. But the unions, in recent days, had expressed their willingness to lower their request for this year, as long as the minimum wage in January amounted to 1,000 euros per month, rising in 2023 to 60 per cent of the average salary, which they say would be 1,060 euros.

The talks will continue as the path of increases for the next two years are negotiated, one of the demands of the unions.