The Governing Council of the Canarian Executive has agreed today to approve, through a decree law, the complementary aids for the workers who are currently beneficiaries of benefits for Temporary Employment Regulation Files (Erte) and whose income is less than the minimum wage.

The Minister of Economy of the Government of the Canary Islands, Elena Máñez, has confirmed that the decree law implies allocating 30 million euros to workers in Erte “in a situation of greater vulnerability”.

Likewise, Máñez has detailed in a press conference that this complement will be processed ex officio, that is, that the beneficiaries will receive it in a single payment in their checking accounts without having to carry out any kind of paperwork.

The amount of the aid will oscillate between 1,100 euros for the 13,105 workers in ERTE who receive a benefit of less than 395 euros; 550 euros for the 19,289 workers who receive between 395 and 600 euros; and the 300 euros for the 18,633 people who receive between 600 and 950 euros.

The decree law will enter into force as soon as it is published this Wednesday in the official gazette and tomorrow the Government of the Canary Islands will formally request the personal data of the 51,207 beneficiaries from the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) to proceed with the entry of their supplements.

Máñez recalled that this measure has been agreed with the UGT and CCOO unions, and has emphasized that it is the first time that a line of aid of these characteristics has been processed ex officio.

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