The Third Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Diaz, has assured that there will be a rise in the minimum interprofessional salary (SMI) this year and that it will be announced in the coming days.
The Minister of Unidos Podemos has detailed that the government of Spain, complying with European recommendations, has deployed a commission of experts who are already working on the design of the new salary structure.
This has been advanced after having signed together with the President of the Canary Islands, Angel Victor Torres, the new agreement for the development of Canary Islands Comprehensive Employment Plan (PIEC), which has a budget of 42 million euros.
During her speech, Yolanda Díaz stressed that the Government has understood from the beginning “that the best income policy to combat working poverty was the rise in income. minimum interprofessional wage».
According to Díaz, this has allowed 1.5 million workers have seen their salary situation improve, especially women and young people, which shows that it is “a very effective tool, with a huge impact on gender and social equality.”
Díaz also explained that the average rise in collective agreements for this year ranges from 1.5% to 1.8%. “Therefore, it is not very fair that we leave those who need it most, not frozen, but with a loss of purchasing power.”