These two measures were presented by PS leader Mariana Vieira da Silva, who coordinated the sharing of the socialists' electoral program.
"In the new trajectory of the national minimum wage, we propose that it should evolve in a predictable and sustained phased manner to at least 900 euros in 2026", declared Mariana Vieira da Silva, also Minister of State and Presidency, before talking about measures for companies .
“We also want to include in the proposal that we will create a medium-term agreement on the creation of an adequate fiscal framework for companies”, she said.
In the PS document, it reads that a socialist government “will promote the necessary negotiations in terms of social agreement for a medium-term Agreement (2022/2026) to improve income, wages and competitiveness”.
In addition to the issue of working towards a work life balance, the socialist leader argued that wages, on average, have been growing since 2016, although Portugal has a lower share of wages in GDP at this level if the comparison is made based on a European Union average.
“Over the next four years, we have to go further and we have to move faster. We now want to grow by 20% by 2026, so that four years from now the weight of wages and national wealth will be identical to the average for the European Union”, said António Costa.