On the celebration of International Labor Day and to improve the purchasing power of pensioners and employees, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced the following:
– Increase in the guaranteed minimum wage in the industrial and agricultural sectors (SMIG and SMAG) by 6.5% as of May 2019 to 403.1 dinars.
– Rise by 6.5% in wages of all private sector pensioners under the National Social Security Fund as of May 2019.
– Increase in construction workers’ wages by 6.5% per month from May 2019.
The increase in the guaranteed minimum wage and pensions in the private sector is the third of its kind since 2017.