Spain - Increase of minimum wage - January 01, 2017

The government has approved an increase of 8% in the minimum wage for 2017, from the current €655.20 per month to €707.60. Even so, the new minimum wage has been denounced as insufficient by unions, some of whom had been demanding a rise to €800 a month. The rates will come into force on 1 January 2017 and will require employers to pay no less than €707.6 a month for 14 payments a year (two double payments).

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