Spain -Freeze of minimum wage announced -December 29, 2011

The new Partido Popular government has written the union confederations announcing that it will freeze the yearly statutory minimum wage to 14 monthly payments of €641.40, according to the El Pais newspaper. It will be the first time that the minimum salary will not rise in a year since its inception in 1980. Angry union leaders emphasize that the Spanish minimum wage is already set relatively low.

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This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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