An increasing trajectory: the bar of 1,400 euros net should be crossed. The automatic increase in the minimum wage in France should be around 1.7% on January 1, 2024, according to the publication this Thursday of a group of experts on the minimum wage.
This increase will take place despite the absence of a “boost”, because the group of experts advises the government to abstain, as Capital explains. The group of experts recommends refraining from any boost to the minimum wage on January 1, 2024. The only automatic revaluation mechanisms preserve the purchasing power of the minimum wage in view of the increase in the price index at the minimum wage. consumption”, assure the experts.
The minimum wage benefits from a mechanical increase each year, calculated according to two criteria: inflation observed for the 20% of households with the lowest incomes and half of the gain in purchasing power of the basic hourly wage for workers and employees (SHBOE ). “Over three years, from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023, the minimum wage will have been increased seven times for a total of 13.5%,” notes the report. “No boost, because it is not effective in fighting poverty, and because it could increase poverty with effects on the employment of vulnerable people,” the group’s president told AFP. of experts, the economist Gilbert This.
Like last year, experts are finally recommending reforming the system by modifying the indexation rules. Among their proposals is automatic indexing on the average of changes in minimum wages for a panel of branches, according to the Dutch and German models. Proposals described as a “red rag” and a “real provocation” by Sophie Binet, the general secretary of the CGT. “The only thing that protects employees in France is the minimum wage. It is not increasing enough but fortunately it is there because other salaries are increasing much less,” she notes.
Discover in our slideshow below, which of the 2 million French people are affected by this increase in the minimum wage, which will take effect from January 1, 2024.