The Government has approved by royal decree an increase in the minimum wage of 22.3% up to 900 euros per month in 12 monthly payments. The Minister of Education and government spokesperson, Isabel Celaá, has called it "the largest minimum wage since 1977" and highlighted that will benefit mostly women. On the other hand, in another decree, the Executive has also given the green light to the salary increase for the 2.5 million officials of the three public administrations (central, regional and local) of 2.25% plus 0.25% of additional funds, conditioned to plans to improve productivity or efficiency.
Some announcements that have taken place during the press conference of the Council of Ministers held this Friday during which the heads of Education Isabel Celaá and Territorial Policy and Public Function, Meritxell Batet have appeared. On the minimum wage, Celaña has defended that «The rise places us at 80.6% of the European average of the interprofessional average salary. In this field, it has abounded in that among the beneficiaries, 56% will be women. In addition, it has reported that 350 million euros have been approved for the execution of programs aimed at the unemployed, from which training entities will benefit.
For its part, the Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Service Meritxell Batet has reported the approval of another royal decree that gives the green light to increase the salary of officials – about 2.5 million people- by 2.25% plus another 0.25% additional subject to plans to improve productivity and efficiency and one last 0.25% additional maximum variable remuneration, depending on the evolution of GDP.