Government wants to raise national minimum wage by €40 in 2022

The Portuguese government “wants to raise the national minimum wage by €40 to €705 by 2022″ – and has plans to increase it by another €40 in 2023. This is the nitty gritty of reports coming this morning, which explain that if all goes according to plan it will mean PS Socialists will have raised the national minimum wage by 49% since assuming power with a left-wing coalition in 2015. In relative terms, the next two increases “will be the most generous of the two legislatures led by António Costa”, says Diário de Notícias