Government negotiates increase in minimum wage to 820 euros

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The Executive will negotiate with the social partners an increase in the minimum wage of 60 euros in 2024, to 820 euros gross per month, ten euros more than provided for in the income agreement.

The government and social partners are negotiating a proposal to increase the minimum wage to 820 euros per month in 2024, ten euros higher than stipulated in the income improvement agreement signed last year. The news was reported on Friday by Jornal de Negócios, which quotes a government source.

Prime Minister António Costa had already said in an interview that next year’s minimum wage increase could go beyond 810 euros. The upward revision of this increase, which was also admitted by the president of the Confederation of Commerce and Services (CCP), João Vieira Lopes, should be closed in the negotiations taking place in the social concertation over the next few days, writes the newspaper.

Currently, the guaranteed minimum wage in Portugal is 760 euros gross, so if the rise to 820 euros goes ahead, it would be a nominal increase of 7.9%, above the inflation outlook of just over 5%, notes Negócios. The newspaper also points out that the increase in the minimum wage also depends on the new proposal for salary increases that the government will present to the Civil Service: the figure on the table for the increase in the remuneration base for the Civil Service was 821.83 euros, but the government has already promised the unions that it will be revised.

Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi, CEO and founder of Portugal Pulse, has led career that spans multiple continents and industries. Born in Paris and later immigrating to Tel Aviv, Israel, Moti's background uniquely positions him at the intersection of European and Middle Eastern cultures. He holds a Law License from Ono College, reflecting his multifaceted interests in law, media, technology, and culture.    Moti's love affair with Portugal began in 2016 when he founded EASY NATIONALITY, an immigration office focused on aiding the Sephardic community in the wake of Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews. This endeavor demonstrated his commitment to creating meaningful social and cultural bridges.    In 2018, he launched Hadshot Portugal, the first-ever news website about Portugal in Hebrew. Recognizing the importance of bringing Portuguese culture and news to a broader audience, Moti took the step of immigrating to Lisbon in 2023, where he founded both Portugal Pulse and Portugal France. These platforms aim to offer comprehensive coverage of Portuguese news, events, and culture to the English and French-speaking worlds, respectively.    Moti's vision extends beyond news dissemination. He aspires to be an ambassador for Portuguese culture and to strengthen the connections among Portuguese diaspora communities worldwide. In pursuit of this ambitious goal, Moti founded Aliança Portugueses in 2021. Through this initiative, he aims to bring together Portuguese communities, creating a network of individuals and organizations bound by their love for Portugal.

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