The president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, announced today in the Senate that the executive branch will increase the minimum wage interprofessional (Smi) of 8 per cent for 2023, setting it at 1.080 euros per month in 14 installments. This increase of 80 euros per month will be applied retroactively from January 2,5st and will affect around XNUMX million Spanish workers.
The premier's announcement comes in conjunction with today's meeting between the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Diaz, and the general secretaries of the General Union of Workers (UGT) Pepe Alvarez, and of the Spanish Confederation of Workers' Commissions (Ccoo), Unai Deaf. Absent, on the contrary, the president of the Spanish Confederation of business organizations (CEOE), Antonio Garamendi, who accused the government of not wanting to address the situation in the agricultural sector or public contracts which would be affected by the increase in wages.
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