MADRID, 22 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Minister of Finance and Public Function, María Jesús Montero, stated this Thursday that the reform of the Workers' Statute so that the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI) always corresponds to 60% of the average Spanish salary will be negotiated with the social agents.
This reform, announced yesterday by Pedro Sánchez in the event that he renews his post as president after the elections on July 23, aims to implement this clause of the European Social Charter through legislation, which establishes that the SMI must be equivalent to the less than 60% of the average salary.
Asked about this question, Montero pointed out, in statements to RNE collected by Europa Press, that the idea is to establish by law that the SMI "will evolve depending on how it also evolves in Europe as a whole".
"It is a newsroom that has no more problems than precisely reflecting the update experienced by salaries in Europe, which is what the average marks (...) It means exactly that, that it does not depend on the particular situation that is experienced at each moment , but that there is an intention, a political will so that the workers of this country do not lose purchasing power", he explained.
Thus, Montero said, to the extent that the rest of salaries in Europe also rise, the Spanish salary "will do so in the same proportion and to the same extent" so that they continue "on an equal footing" with European workers . "And that would be done through a law that we will discuss with the social agents", he added.
The SMI has risen in this legislature by 47%, up to 1,080 euros per month, which places it practically at 60% of the average salary established by the European Social Charter.