“We do not accept that the employers and the Government use the hoax that salary increases cause an inflation spiral”, said Isabel Camarinha in front of thousands of people who gathered after participating in the 1st of May parade of the CGTP, in Lisbon.

Isabel Camarinha defended that the Government should take “effective measures to control prices”, demanding “an extraordinary increase in the national minimum wage, setting it at €800 from 1 July 2022”.

The leader of the union also called for the extraordinary increase in pensions “by a minimum of €20” and again demanded a salary increase of €90 for all workers this year.