Portugal: Unions call for €90 pay rise, €850 minimum wage in 2022

Portugal’s Communist-backed CGTP union confederation is going to demand wage increases of €90  for all workers in 2022 and the setting of the national minimum wage at €850, according to the income policy proposal approved on Thursday.

The confederation’s National Council approved this draft incomes policy for 2022 and it will serve as a guideline for CGTP unions in collective bargaining.

The document defines all the demands that the trade union and its trade unions will fight for, namely the appreciation of wages and careers, the fight against precariousness, respect for labour rights, and reduced working hours.

In the list of demands approved a year ago, the CGTP also called for wage increases of €90 for all workers and a minimum wage of €850 by 2021.