The Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz has assured this morning that raising the minimum wage is no problem right now for companies, “since we are talking about only a rise of thirty cents a day.” This occurs after yesterday the postponement of negotiations for the increase in the Interprofessional Minimum Wage (SMI) that divides the two wings of the Government was confirmed in the Council of Ministers, with the claims by the purple part of achieving an increase of 5.5% to position it at 950 euros.
During her speech on the Hoy por Hoy program on Cadena SER, the United We can minister explained, as if it were an achievement, the freezing of the minimum wage set at 900 euros by ensuring that the approval of the decree “was essential to ensure the existence of the SMI “, by hiding in that” the natural term of the workers’ statutes that fixes this figure it’s one year».
On the other hand, Díaz assured that his party will not put any impediment to the extension of the ERTE and that in previous negotiations the deadlines have been rushed «It has been by the employers. The unions were clear about their position. In this sense, it has explained that it hopes to close the agreement to renew these Temporary Employment Regulatory Files before the deadline (January 31).
Finally, the Minister of Labor disagreed with the claims of her colleagues in the government to extend the period to estimate the amount of pensions from 25 to 35 years, something that she called “cuts to public pensions.”