ATA says that the rise of the SMI will be a tough stick for self-employed employers

ATA says that the rise of the SMI will be a tough stick for self-employed employers



The president of the federation of autonomous ATA, Lorenzo Amor, has been concerned about the rise of 22.3% of the minimum interprofessional salary (SMI) for 2019, because it will be "a hard stick" for the million self-employed employers that will be increased your labor costs.

Speaking to the media after meeting with the president of Ciudadanos Albert Rivera, Amor recalled that the minimum contribution bases will rise in the same measure as the SMI, which will imply an increase in labor costs of employers even when they pay their workers above the minimum wage.

"In ATA we defend that salaries have to rise and the SMI also, but from our point of view 22.3% in a single year is too much for a self-employed person (employer)," he said.

He also stressed that the 1.7 million self-employed who are quoted in the minimum base will see their quota increased by 420 euros per year, to which has been added the rise of diesel that will not affect transport professionals, but the self-employed that they use the car for work.

"How can you say that these budgets are not going to be a hard stick, a saber, for self-employed employers and individuals or for self-employed people who use diesel," he said.

"Citizens has transmitted to us that they will work to avoid this blow to the self-employed and so that the self-employed who do not reach a monthly income equivalent to the minimum wage (12,600 euros in 2019) do not have to pay 313 euros a month", has added.

In his opinion, such a rise in the SMI will cause "people to go out into the black economy" and stop the creation of employment.

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