Civil servants to receive extra 1% pay increase

The government presented a package of measures to mitigate the rising cost of living

Civil servants in Portugal are to receive a 1% salary increase this year as well as a rise in their meal allowance, the minister of finance, Fernando Medina, announced on Friday.

The announcement was made at a news conference held at the Ministry of Finance, in Lisbon, to present the Socialist government’s new package of measures to mitigate the rising cost of living.

The cabinet office minister, Mariana Vieira da Silva, and the minister of labour, social security and solidarity, Ana Mendes Godinho, also took part in the event.

In January this year, the basic monthly salary in the civil service increased from €705 to €761.58 (a rise of about 8%), while all employees earning up to about €2,600 gross were given an increase of €52.11; above that amount, a 2% increase was applied, resulting in an average monthly salary increase of 3.6%, according to the government.

Source: Lusa