Marcelo will “wait and see” the result of negotiations on raising the minimum wage

“It is an issue that involves several partners and, therefore, it is premature to be commenting on what is an ongoing process”, declared, on the island of Porto Santo, Madeira archipelago, where today a short vacation ends.

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The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, said today that he will “wait and see” the result of the negotiations, at the Social Concertaion, on the increase of the national minimum wage.

“It is an issue that involves several partners and, therefore, it is premature to be commenting on what is an ongoing process”, declared, on the island of Porto Santo, Madeira archipelago, where today a short vacation ends.

In this way, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa commented on an advanced story in today's edition by the weekly Expresso, which points to a “rise in tone” of tension between partners for the increase of the national minimum wage, which should reach 670 euros in 2021 and at 750 in 2023.

The impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the country's economy, however, raised the possibility that there will be no increase next year.

"I, in relation to these news, I think it is best to wait and see," said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, stressing that he does not make political comments during holidays.

"To comment, the ideal place is not on vacation in Porto Santo", he declared, just before going for a swim in the sea, despite the rain that is felt today on the island.

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