Mercadona has decided to apply a rise in the salary to its workers proportional to the increase of the IPC, which there will be an increase of about 5% this year. This implies duplicating the increase that the Agreement of Other Distribution Chains (both food and non-food), which paid a revaluation of the salary of 2% in the next two years.
The Great Almanage Convention signed in March of this year set a rise of 2%. The increase in Mercadona, which occurs outside this Agreement, is given in a very unequal context, in which there are companies that have obtained benefits, especially the food and as is the case of Mercadona, in front of others, which They apply this 2% but have suffered losses in 2021.
The salary increase by Mercadona is important because it is the company that most people employs in Spain. They are a total of 93,000 workers in a template, with salaries that start from 1,200 euros. It will be applied from January 1 and it will be proportional to the CPI, which is expected to end the year with a climb greater than 5%.
For a worker who copures that base salary will mean they charge about 60 euros more at the end of the month. For someone who has a payroll of 2,000 euros, the increase will be 100 euros.
Mercadona always adapts salaries to inflation, so it is not a new measure. "As of today, we can not ensure that the increase of the IPC is 5% at the end of the year. What we can say is that Mercadona, as it does and has always done, will increase the salary of its workers according to the cumulative IPC At the end of the year, "explain from the company.
The Valencian chain usually has a drag effect. During the confinement, in March 2020, they decided to give a cousin to their workers to reward them for the effort made in those critical weeks. A few days later, the rest of distribution chains, such as day or Carrefour, did the same.
Trade is from the sectors most affected by the pandemic. In March 2021, the unions and Anged, which represents companies such as the English court, IKEA or Carrefour, agreed on the new sectoral agreement, which included a 2% wage increase. The aforementioned collective agreement affects more than 230,000 employees throughout Spain.
Construction workers, those dedicated to information and communication, farmers and teachers are those who have negotiated a higher wage rise in agreement so far as 2021 and, therefore, those who are less suffering from loss of power Acquisitive derived from inflation, according to the statistics of collective work agreements, with data until October 31, from the Ministry of Labor.
Some agencies, such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of Spain, have nevertheless insisted that it is better to avoid salary increases linked to an increase in the general price level. Both organisms defend that it is transitory.Date Of Update: 09 December 2021, 21:12