Pensions and salaries of civil servants rise 0.9% on January 1, while the SMI remains

Contributory pensions and civil servants’ salaries have risen 0.9% since January 1, while the minimum interprofessional salary (SMI) remains at 950 euros for 14 payments until an agreement is reached to revalue it in the framework of social dialogue between unions, employers and the Government, after Yolanda Daaz had been forced to give up the new improvement she had claimed.

Contributory pensions increased by 0.9%, while non-contributory pensions rose by 1.8% and the Public Indicator of Income with Multiple Effects (Iprem), a reference for granting scholarships, aid, unemployment benefit and subsidies, was it revalues ​​5%, up to 564.90 euros per month (6,778.80 euros per year in twelve payments) or 18.83 euros per day.

In those cases in which the reference to the minimum interprofessional salary (SMI) has been replaced by the Iprem, the annual amount thereof rises to 7,908.6 euros for 14 payments or 6,778.80 euros for 12 payments.

With the 0.9% increase contemplated in the General State Budgets for 2021, minimum contributory pensions rise approximately between 2 and 11 euros per month.

Specifically, the amount of the minimum pension for 65-year-old retirees with dependent spouse will be € 851 per month in 14 payments (compared to the current € 843.4 per month); that of without a spouse (one-person economic unit) at 689.7 euros (currently 683.5 euros), and that of with a non-dependent spouse at 654.6 euros per month (compared to 648.7 euros today).

For retirees under 65, the minimum pension with a dependent spouse in 2021 is set at 797.9 euros per month (790.7 euros currently); without a spouse at 645.3 euros per month (639.5 euros now), and with a non-dependent spouse at 609.9 euros per month (604.4 euros currently).

For its part, the maximum retirement pension has been from January 1 at 2,707.49 euros per month for 14 payments, compared to 2,683.34 euros per month this year.

The minimum widowhood pensions go up between 4.7 and 7.2 euros per month, depending on the circumstances. Specifically, the minimum widowhood pension for holders with family dependents stands at 797.9 euros per month, in contrast to the current 790.7 euros per month.

In the case of being over 65 years of age or having a disability greater than or equal to 65%, the minimum widow’s pension is 689.7 euros per month, which is 6.2 euros more than now.

If the holder of the widow’s pension is between 60 and 64 years old, the amount with the new year will be 645.3 euros per month (639.5 euros currently), while in the case of minor beneficiaries for 60 years the benefit will be 522.5 euros per month (517.8 euros this year).

For its part, the minimum contributory pension for severe disability rises to 1,276.5 euros per month (1,265.1 euros currently) if the spouse is in charge, and will rise to 1,034.6 euros if the spouse is not charged ( single-person economic unit), in contrast to the current 1,025.3 euros per month.

The minimum pension for total or absolute disability of holders with 65 years of age with a dependent spouse will be 851 euros per month next year, in contrast to the current 843.4 euros, while that of those who do not have Dependent spouse (one-person economic unit) will be 689.7 euros per month (683.5 euros currently).

In the case of pensions orphanhood, the minimum amount is 210.8 euros per month per beneficiary (now it is 208.9 euros), while if the beneficiary is under 18 years of age and has a disability equal to or greater than 65%, the amount will be 414.7 euros per month, almost four euros more than in 2020.

The minimum pension in favor of family members will be 210.8 euros per month in the new year, compared to the current 208.9 euros, while the pension of the extinct Compulsory Old Age and Disability Insurance (SOVI) will be 441.7 euros per month in the case of old age, disability and widowhood (437.7 euros now) and if they concur with a public pension for widowhood, it will amount to 428.7 euros per month (424.8 euros at present).

The functionaries

On the other hand, the salary of public employees rises to guarantee their purchasing power, as stated in the General State Budget Law (PGE) for this year.

The Central Sindical Independiente y de Civil Servants (CSIF) has requested that the 0.55% rise be applied to the payroll of all public employees, after the Government agreed to suspend the application of the rules on September 30 in 2020 and 2021. This increase requested by the union was conditional on budgetary stability, which is why it considers that “once the fiscal rules are suspended, there is no reason to prevent this point from being applied.”

Facing the new year, the demands of the main trade union organizations in the sector (CSIF, CCOO and UGT) are focused on demanding full compliance with the Second Agreement for the improvement of public employment and the beginning of the negotiation of another new agreement .

The SMI will depend on social dialogue

Regarding the SMI, in the last Council of Ministers of the year, the Executive approved the extension of the Royal Decree which established in February 2020 with retroactive effects to January 1 the rise of 5.5% of the SMI until the 950 euros with the aim of giving more margin to the negotiation of the social agents.

With this extension, legal security is guaranteed and the role of the SMI is continued as a wage guarantee for workers, who could have been in a legal limbo as of December 31 if this extension had not been approved and thanks to this extension will continue to be protected. TO

Furthermore, the Government has insisted that it maintains its legislative commitment to progressively reach 60% of the average salary in Spain, as recommended by the European Social Charter, which would foreseeably raise the SMI to 1,200 euros at the end of the legislature.

This same week, the Minister of Labor, Yolanda DÃaz, affirmed that in the debate on the increase of the minimum interprofessional salary they are discussing for 30 cents of euro a day and that it gave her “a bit of sadness”.