The PSOE will take this week to the Plenary Session of the Senate, where Unidas Podemos has no representation, an initiative in which they propose to increase the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI) to 60% of the average wage. Of course, the second vice president, Yolanda Díaz, has opted for an even higher rise.
According to collect Europe Pressthe Socialists will force a vote in a Chamber in which their government partner, United We Can, is not present, with the objective that the Senate gives its endorsement to this proposal that was already launched in August by the Minister of Social Security, José Luis Escrivá.
It should be remembered that Yolanda Díaz, head of the Ministry of Labor, responded at that time to her partner in the Government José Luis Escrivá proposing an even higher increase of 60% as a result of the rise in prices due to inflation.
[El salario mínimo ya supone casi el 60% del sueldo medio en España, según los datos de la Agencia Tributaria]
Thus, the PSOE has presented this initiative so that the update of the SMI “be consistent with the Revenue Pact to fairly share the burden of the economic impact of the war in Ukraine.”
In any case, they place this rise in article 27 of the Workers’ Statute, “after consulting business and union organizations through social dialogue.”
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