Bolsonaro says government should authorize new high for minimum wage

Valor passou de R$ 998 to R $ 1.039 e deve subir “mais R$ 4 ou R$ 5”.
14/01/2020 12h01 - Updated 14/01/2020 16h03

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The president said today Jair Bolsonaro (14) the government should authorize a new adjustment to the minimum wage 2020, to reset the inflation 2019. The calculation of the government raised the amount of R $ 998 to R $ 1.039 considered lower inflation than recorded by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

The Consumer Price Index (INPC) closed 2019 with high 4,48%, according to data released last week. by law, this is the index used for the minimum wage, although the official inflation is the measure by the National Broad Consumer Price Index (HICP), which closed the year 2019 in 4,31%.

The rise in the price of meat had a great weight in the increase of the indicators. This afternoon, Bolsonaro will meet with the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, to set the new value and how the measure will be forwarded to Congress, still must vote Provisional Measure that defined the first minimum wage.

"I think you have to divide us meet [the readjustment]. Inflation in December was atypical [with] peak because of the price of meat. The idea is [scratches] inflation, the minimum, neither?! Now, each real [adjustment] increases roughly R $ 300 million in budget. The bar is heavy. Although little increase, R$ 4 or R $ 5, but you have to restore ", He said the president left the presidential palace early on Tuesday.

INSS and reforms

The government also plans to announce this week measures to reduce the waiting list for benefits from the National Social Security Institute (INSS). According Bolsonaro, one of these measures should be hiring servers or retired military.

"A people looking to hire, the law allows, servers or retired military pay 30% more than they earn, for us to break through this line that has greatly increased during the processing of the pension reform ", He explained the president.

On tax and administrative reforms that the government should send this year to Congress, Bolsonaro said he is confident in the approval, "Without much friction" with Lesgislativo. "My idea is to make the best possible way so that it can be adopted without too much friction. The economy is recovering, but if we stop the reform [Welfare] You may lose that won so far. Congress is well aware that, I believe we do not have great difficulties presenting good proposals ", said.


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