In debate in the Assembly of the Republic was a draft resolution – which has no force of law – from the PCP that intends to increase the national minimum wage to €850.
In the presentation of the initiative, Diana Ferreira pointed out that the response to national problems requires an appreciation of work and workers, the general appreciation of wages, careers, the "repeal of burdensome norms of labour legislation" and the fight against precariousness, among other measures.
This proposal, she said, "confronts the Government and the PS party with the need to clarify whether the path they want is to respond to the problems of the workers, the people and the country, implementing an alternative policy or if, on the contrary, they insist on rejecting and postponing the necessary solutions, preferring to watch the national problems increase”.
In discussing the proposal, socialist deputy Fernando José pointed to the executive's concerns in the "decent work agenda", namely in the fight against precariousness, noting that "between 2015 and 2021 the national minimum wage increased by 32 percent, that is, €160 a month" and remembering the Government's goal of reaching the target of €750 by 2023.
"Ensuring a future on the right track, the Government will listen to social partners to define the national minimum wage, while seeking a medium-term agreement on wages and income, ensuring a positive trajectory for the income of all Portuguese families", he said.