Spain -Minimum wage freeze in the pipeline -December 26, 2013

The trade union confederations CCOO and UGT made a government’s proposed minimum wage freeze for 2014 public in joint statements in which they rejected the government’s plan. The unions said they had not been informed until a few days before the planned approval. The plan would mean that salaries will remain at a monthly minimum of 645.30 euro in 14 payments. In other words, workers who put in a full day’s work will earn at least 9,034.20 euro annually. CCOO and UGT said that the purchasing power continues to fall since 2007 and many workers cannot make ends meet at the end of the month. For 2013 the Rajoy government had decided to increase the national minimum wage by a slight 0.6% after a freeze for 2012.

English: http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/12/26/inenglish ...  

 

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