Good news for officials, who next October will almost certainly receive a ‘paguilla’ that will help them combat high prices. Next month the payrolls of the more than 2.7 million public employees will increase by 0.5%, an increase that is consolidated and will also be paid retroactively from January.
This salary increase is the result of the agreement that the Government signed with UGT and CC OO at the General Table of Public Administrations. There, a fixed increase of 2.5% was agreed for this year, which could be increased by another 0.5% if the sum of the harmonized CPI for 2022 and 2023 exceeded 6%. Although the IPCA for September remains to be confirmed, which will be known at the end of the month, everything indicates that it will be met since with current data it would be 8.3%, as the two majority unions announced this Wednesday in separate statements.
In addition, a new increase is also possible for 2023, despite the fact that it would be collected in the first months of 2024. This is another 0.5% increase, retroactive from January 2023, which would be achieved if the growth of the Spanish GDP This year it reaches 2.1%, something that is quite probable, according to the latest forecasts of the Government and other organizations such as the OECD, Airef or the Bank of Spain.
In turn, officials will begin next year with another 2% increase that can in turn be raised to 2.5%.