To adapt it to inflation and so that the workforce does not lose purchasing power
Mercadona will raise the salary of its staff from January 1 next year to adapt it to inflation, that is, in order to apply the rise in the CPI at the end of this year, which is expected to be around 5%, so that its employees do not lose purchasing power.
“Mercadona, as it does and has always done, is going to increase the salary of its workers according to the CPI accumulated at the end of the year. Therefore, once we know it, we will proceed to apply it so that our workers do not lose purchasing power“They have assured this newspaper from the supermarket company, which employs a total of 93,300 workers in Spain.
From the firm chaired by Juan Roig they have stressed that it is their responsibility as a “socially responsible company” to continue applying initiatives to satisfy the people who make up their workforce. The company has specified that as of today it cannot assure that the increase in the CPI will be 5% at the end of the year.
However, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.4% in November in relation to the previous month and placed its interannual rate at 5.6%, two tenths more than in October and its highest level in 29 years, due to the food prices and, to a lesser extent, gasoline. With the data for November, the highest since September 1992, the interannual CPI chains its eleventh consecutive positive rate, as Europa Press recalls.