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Increase in the minimum wage will be evaluated in mid-January

Between January 15 and 31, the discussion would begin on the possibility of an increase in the Minimum Living Remuneration (RMV), as announced by the head of the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (MTPE), Betssy Chávez.

This debate will take place within the framework of National Labor Council (CNT), in which the trade union centrals and business associations participate.

As detailed by the minister of the sector, in this tripartite meeting the proposal to increase the minimum wage will be presented, which will be the subject of discussion by employers and workers.


“In this space, the increase in the Minimum Vital Remuneration, we have a proposal; I cannot advance it due to strictly technical criteria ”, the official mentioned in a press conference.

Currently, the RMV in Peru is at S / 930 since March 2018; that is, for almost four years it has not had any variation.

In this space for dialogue, other topics will also be discussed, such as the preliminary draft of the Work code, whose final report would be issued next April.


Employment generation

Regarding the goals set by the MTPE, Chávez pointed out that this year it is expected to create around 165,000 temporary jobs. It through the program Peru works, which will be repowered and will be renamed Larawi Peru.

“It is a new geographic targeting that will improve efficiency in the allocation of resources for interventions,” he added.

Thus, for this year 2,900 immediate interventions will be financed that will involve an investment of S / 481 million.


Regarding labor formalization, the MTPE explained that in all of 2021 a total of 313,923 workers from Lima and regions were able to enter the payroll, as a result of different control actions, technical assistance, orientation, sending of dissuasive letters and the use of applications developed by Sunafil.

In addition, it will seek to incorporate this year to the electronic payroll more than 315,381 workers nationwide in a situation of informality, which would benefit more than 1 million 261,524 people.

Bono 210

Regarding the bonus of S / 210 that will be delivered to formal workers who have a monthly salary of up to S / 2,000, the head of the MTPE reported that the payment has already been made to those who work in the public sector, while the that belong to a private company are still waiting. It should be noted that the Government announced that for this last group the payment would take place last December.


“The register has already been approved from the Work portfolio, so I ask for your patience because the bonus is disbursed until March 31”, indicated the minister, who recalled that 2.6 million workers benefit in the private sector.

Economic incentives to hire

The Minister Chávez He announced that they are fine-tuning a proposal that seeks to provide incentives for the formalization of young workers in mypes. He explained that an economic incentive would be given that would finance a percentage of the monthly remuneration of the young people hired.

Said measure will be previously presented to employers and workers.


The word

Betssy Chávez, Minister of Labor

“The increase in the Minimum Living Remuneration has basically to do with the date that we will meet again with the CNT, which is scheduled between the fortnight and the end of January.”


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