The Government is preparing measures to compensate companies for the increase of inherent costs.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho, at a press conference after the meeting of the Permanente Commission for Social Coordination, in which the social partners were consulted on the issue.

Currently, the national minimum income is 635 Euros and the Government aims to reach 750 Euros at the end of the legislature. CGTP is calling for an increase to 850 Euros in the short term.

Employers’ confederations have contested the increase of the national minimum income, saying that the economic difficulties that companies are going thorough due to Covid-19 don’t allow for salary increases.