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“I Don’t Want Anyone To Earn The Minimum Wage!”


“I don’t want anyone to earn the minimum wage,” said Miguel Albuquerque in a commentary on the result of the poll published today in JM.  A poll showing that the vast majority of the population feels that the new regional minimum wage, set at 785 euros, is not enough to mitigate the weight of inflation.

The president stresses that the idea of the Regional Government “is to work on economic growth, to ensure competitiveness for businesses and income so that they do not have to pay the minimum wage to workers.”

“If you look at some sectors like tourism, very few companies pay the minimum wage,” he said, pointing out “the big groups” where, he said, “nobody pays the minimum wage.”

Samantha Gannon

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