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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Left Bloc calls for minimum salary of €650 for public, private sectors




Braga, Sep. 10, 2019 (Lusa) – Portugal’s Left Bloc (BE), one of the parties that provides the minority Socialist government with support in parliament, on Tuesday called for the minimum monthly wage to be raised to €650 for both the public and private sectors as soon as next year.
Speaking in Braga, the BE’s leader, Catarina Martins, acknowledged that the minimum wage has already increased by "almost 20%" in the current parliament, but argued that the increase could be "more ambitious".
According to Martins, "it is not acceptable" that someone working full-time cannot "escape poverty" even with the €95 increase in the minimum wage implemented in the current parliament, with the figure now €635 for the public sector and €600 for the private.
"It is still very low, one of the lowest in Europe and grocery shopping has the same cost,” she said. “We really need to boost the national minimum wage and the Left Bloc is proposing, for January 2020, [an increase to] 650 euros in the private sector and in the public sector … supporting the rights of all.”
Martins recalled that in the last four years some 700,000 workers have benefited from the €95 increase in the minimum wage – which is as if they had two extra months’ salary at the end of the year – but maintained that it is possible to do more.
"We can have a more ambitious increase, starting with 650 euros in January 2020," she said, arguing that "a country in which people even working full-time cannot get out of poverty it is not acceptable."

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Date : 2019-09-11 09:58:08







 

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