The Executive approved this Sunday, by means of a supreme decree, the increase in the living minimum wage in S/95. With this, the current value will rise from S / 930 to S / 1025 as of May 1. The decree bears the signature of President Pedro Castillo and the Minister of Labor, Bettsy Chávez.
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As this newspaper advanced, the increase was proposed and supported by Minister Chávez last Thursday in an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers. Subsequently, the Minister of Economy, Oscar Graham, also ruled on the possibility of an increase in the minimum wage.
“We must consider that when these types of measures are taken, there is a sector that benefits and another that is affected. That is part of the balance that has to be done at the time of implementing the measure”
The minimum remuneration in Peru was raised for the last time in March 2018, in the government of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. The president ordered an increase of S / 80 and it amounted to S / 930. Before that, in March 2016, during the government of Ollanta Humala, the minimum wage in S/100, reaching S/850.
During the week, the National Platform of Mipymes Guilds, which brings together 92 associations of small and micro companies nationwide, rejected an increase in the minimum wage. “We express our complete rejection of a measure that will benefit a few and that will greatly affect micro and small businesses in the country”, pointed out the guild it’s a statement.