Due to the economic crisis, the government decided to anticipate to March the increase of Living and Living Minimum Wages planned for June. Thus, the minimum wage for full-time monthly workers goes to $ 12,500 and for those paid at $ 62.50 per hour.
"Taking into account the current economic situation, it is necessary to advance to March the values established by said regulation for June," said Resolution 1/2019 of the Ministry of Production, published in the Official Gazette.
By the end of December, the CGT had sent a letter to the portfolio that Dante Sica conducts precisely with this request. More matches? The resolution is known the same day that the union center will hold its first Board of Directors meeting of the year, in which the government is expected to question.
The resolution also advanced to March the unemployment benefit planned for June, which minimum and maximum reached US $ 2,907.53 and US $ 4,652.06, respectively.
Originally, in August, the National Minimum Wage Council had determined that the minimum wage would pass to $ 10,700 in September, $ 11,300 in December, $ 11,900 in March, and $ 12,500 in June.
This one Increase of 25% was unilaterally established by then Labor Minister Jorge Triaca for lack of agreement among workers (who wanted to raise the minimum wage to $ 19,600) and entrepreneurs (who wanted to leave it at $ 12,000).
In this scenario, if the 25% increase registered by the official price index from July to January is increased to 4% for February, the wage increase will be below inflation.
The minimum wage is also used to calculate the initial teacher salary, which should always be 20% higher and which would now be with a base of about $ 15,000.