President counter-signs rise in minimum wage to €705

  • Lusa
  • 6 December 2021

Last Thursday, the Portuguese government approved the minimum wage rise to €705 from January 1.

The president of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, counter-signed the government decrees on Monday that increase the minimum wage to €705 and the remuneration of the public administration, the Palace of Belém told Lusa.

On Thursday, the government approved the minimum wage rise to €705 from January 1.

The Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho, said on the occasion that the approval of the increase in the national minimum wage for 2022 to €705 came “after hearing the social partners”, and fulfilling the commitment made in 2015 and renewed in 2019 to “reach 2023 with a minimum wage of €750”.

The government also approved a 0.9% update in Public Administration salaries on Thursday.

This decree-law “updates the salaries of the public administration and increases the respective remuneration base, which is revised in line with the update of the minimum monthly salary guaranteed,” also approved today, according to the statement from the Council of Ministers.

With this law, “the values of the levels of the single pay scale (TRU) of the Public Administration, as well as other existing monthly base remunerations in Public Administration are updated by 0.9%,” and “it applies to workers of independent administrative entities and public companies of the state business sector that are not covered by collective bargaining instruments in force.