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This Wednesday evening the Council of Representatives of the National Minimum Wage Commission (Conasami) solved that for 2021 the minimum wage will have an increase of 15%. This means that the minimum daily wage has been exceeded of From January 1st, 123.22 to 141.7 pesos per day of the next year. For the North Border Free Zone The increase will go from 185.56 pesos Electricity, too 213.19 pesos.
The new set of 141.7 pesos per day It was determined based on the current salary of 123.22 pesos. To that 10.46 pesos was added by the call Independent Recovery Amount (MIR). Later a 6% increase was applied.
On the other hand the minimum wage for North Border Free Zone It will increase from 185.56 to 213.19 pesos per day in 2025. The number was defined after adding 15.75 pesos over MIR and applying a 6% increase.
“With this increase, Mexico has moved up eight positions internationally in terms of the minimum wage. 76th place out of 135 countries. The goal of the current administration is to achieve a position in the top 60 countries with the highest salary perception. “Conasami stated through a statement on his official Twitter account.
Agree @conasami Increase in the minimum wage by 15% by 2021 https://t.co/PK1N65kiMv pic.twitter.com/rpjZH72iXy
– Conasami (@conasami) 17th December 2020
Two new professions are added
The addition of two new items to the list of professional minimum wages was also announced. The first corresponds Domestic servants “You have a 25% more in relation to the current minimum wage, reaching the 154.03 pesos per day“”. The others are them Farm workers, its salary increases by 30% to 160.19 pesossays the Conasami statement.
The 2021 minimum wage was unanimously approved
The government, represented by Conasamijust like him Workers sectorvoted for the proposal. However, the eleven representatives from the employers’ sector opposed the increase proposed by AMLO.
After the approval is announced, the Employers’ Association of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) published a statement on his official Twitter account expressing his rejection of the verdict.
We were the drivers of the historic increase in #Minimum wage of Mexicans. Without consensus between the sectors and with the irrationality of economic management, development with prosperity cannot be restored. #Conasami #ComunicadoCoparmex https://t.co/n2P3DwGBYes pic.twitter.com/wrvlDHJIzn
– National Coparmex (@Coparmex) 17th December 2020
This is the seventh time that full consensus has not been reached in the tripartite Council of Representatives. The previous ones were 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2012.
The corporate sector suggested another percentage
A few days ago, during his morning conference, the President Andrés Manuel López Obrador He proposed the 15% increase, the third in his administration.
“It is fair and necessary to increase the minimum wage as much as possible.”AMLO said during his morning speech on December 9th. “I just saw some graphs of the minimum wage in Mexico versus other countries, and it really is a shame. In Latin America, it is the lowest minimum wage in Mexico. despite the growth in these two years “added.
After the announcement, negotiations began with the corporate sector, which saw a lower value.
“We propose that the 2021 minimum wage be in a range between 128.15 and 135.83 pesos, protect purchasing power without creating greater pressure on employment “expressed Gustavo de Hoyos, President of Coparmex at a press conference. He said these numbers would imply “At least one increase corresponding to inflation of 4%”.
However, the government of López Obrador is trying to raise the minimum wage above the inflation rate to reverse inequality in Latin America’s second largest economy. in the 2019The minimum wage in Mexico rose 16%while in 2020 it was 20%.