Spain - Biggest minimum wage increase in 40 years - December 31, 2018

Government has announced to increase the minimum wage by 22% in what is the largest annual wage increase in more than 40 years. With this increase millions of low-paid workers could see their wages rise from 736 euro to 900 euro a month. The 22% increase of the minimum wage was agreed jointly with anti- austerity party Podemos. With this move the government hopes to get enough support for the 2019 budget to be adopted in parliament. The country increases the minimum wage annually, last year with 4%. Podemos claims the 22% wage increase as a victory.

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