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Calviño Asks for Another Week to Consider the Minimum Wage and Rent Suspension Measures

Over the last few days, progress has been made in the development of these two measures for rent suspension and the minimum wage, but not enough for them to be approved immediately.

Salvador Illa Nadia Calviño Fuente Pool Moncloa JM Cuadrado
The Minister for Health, Salvador Illa, and the Minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, during the press briefing yesterday. Source: Pool Moncloa/JM Cuadrado.

Aid for the payment of rents and the introduction of a minimum wage for the sectors hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis was not approved at the Cabinet Meeting on Tuesday. The debate between the factions of the coalition government will rage for another week.

Over the last few days, it has been reported that progress has been made in the development of these two measures, but not enough for them to be approved immediately. The positions are still too far apart, according to El Confidencial.

On Monday afternoon, a meeting was held to discuss the moratorium on rental payments, with proposals from the second vice-presidency led by Pablo Iglesias, and from the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda led by José Luis Ábalos. However, representatives from the economic (third) vice-presidency, led by Nadia Calviño, and from the Ministry of Finance, led by María Jesús Montero, asked for more time to study the proposals and design them in the best way possible.

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