Congress rejects raising deputies the 1.5% salary increase agreed with officials for 2022

MADRID, 26 Oct.

Congress rejects raising deputies the 1.5% salary increase agreed with officials for 2022


The Table of the Congress has rejected this Wednesday to apply to the deputies the wage increase of 1.5% agreed for this year with the unions of the public function. The decision has been adopted with the votes of PP, Vox and two deputies from United We Can, while the PSOE has abstained and the other representative of the confederal group, Gloria Elizo, has been left alone defending that the increase be transferred to the parliamentarians provided for officials.

The governing body of the Chamber approved its Budget for 2023 on September 29, which included the forecast of raising the salary of the deputies the same as that agreed for the officials. This was agreed with the votes of the PSOE and Elizo - the other two representatives of United We Can not attend the meeting -, while the PP and Vox voted against.

Later, the Ministry of Finance agreed with the Workers Commissions and the UGT a salary increase for public employees of 2.5% for 2023, which may reach 3.5% throughout the year if some variables are met. The agreement also included applying this year a compensation clause for the CPI in the form of a 1.5% rise. In total, 4% of the current salary, with the option to reach 5%.

As parliamentary sources have informed Europa Press, that first tranche of 1.5% must be applied now, with retroactive effect, and the issue has been analyzed at the Congress Table, which is the governing body of the Chamber.

And the decision has been not to apply this 2022 update to deputies, only to officials. The deputy of Podemos Gloria Elizo has been the only one who has voted in favor of applying this clause to parliamentarians, since she does not consider it fair that the 350 deputies are the only public officials who will not receive any compensation for the rise in the CPI.

For your honorable Members, the 2.5% increase for 2023 is still pending, which is included in the General State Budget project that began to be discussed this Wednesday in Congress.

In the Budgets, the Government did apply to its ministers the entire 4% agreed with officials, both the 1.5% complement now and the 2.5% planned for 2023.