Government and social partners discuss minimum wage for 2021 today

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 09-12-2020 14:00:00 · 4 Comments

The Government and its social partners will today be discussing the national minimum wage for 2021.

The new rate of pay is expected to come into force on January 1 of next year. Currently, the national minimum wage is 635 euros and the Government, which aims to reach 750 euros at the end of this term of the legislature, has already said its proposal may go beyond 659 euros. At the end of September, the government said that the increase for 2021 would have to be lower than this year’s 35 euros boost.

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Oh well, I guess I'm not moving after all.

By Tony B from USA on 11-12-2020 02:08

@TonyB - It's per month, so actually $5.25/hr (at the current exchange rate).

By MP from USA on 10-12-2020 10:24

Tony B.
You might want to rethink your trip. I'm sure that €635 is per month, not per week.

By David Hardy from Beiras on 10-12-2020 04:29

635 Euros equates to $19.05 US per hour based on a 40 hour work week. We here in the states struggle to approve a $15.00 minimum wage. I'm telling everyone to pack their bags and move to Portugal.

By Tony B from USA on 09-12-2020 04:28
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