Madeira wants salary increases in tourism
The President of the Government of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, said that the executive, of a PSD / CDS-PP coalition, was preparing to initiate a procedure to update salaries in the autonomous region.
The government official said that the increase in wages will primarily take place in the tourism and trade sectors, stressing that “the recovery of the economy must be felt by all”.
The announcement of the negotiation of salary revisions comes after an intervention by the only deputy of the PCP, Ricardo Lume, who warned against the “degradation of work” in the autonomous region, with the increase in precarious contracts, generating what he calls “nomadism of work”.
During the debate, the PS, the largest opposition party, and the JPP also questioned the government on the fiscal pressure in the region, saying that Madeirans “are fed up with paying the debt” created by social cadres. -democrats.
Socialist Vítor Freitas clarified that the tax burden is now 35% higher compared to 2011, when the “hidden debt” of the region was detected, and wished to know what relief measures will be proposed in the regional budget for 2022.
Finance Secretary Rogério Gouveia assured that “there will be relief” in the IRS, but did not indicate amounts, stressing that the government “aspires to its own tax system”, being for the moment conditioned by the regional finance law.
On the other hand, the Secretary of the Economy, Rui Barreto, recalled that the executive had invested 235 million euros in supporting businesses during the pandemic, which made it possible to maintain 68,000 jobs, in a period when the regional GDP recorded a contraction of 20%, minus 1000 million euros.