The Mexican government increased of the minimum daily wage by 15 percent for 2021 to 141.70 pesos (€5.80-$7.10) from 123.22 pesos (€5.05-$6.18) currently.

Conasami, the commission in charge of the minimum wage, noted that the wage had already been risen by 16 percent in 2019 and 20 percent in 2020 in order to improve the spending power of workers.

The employers association CCE said that the decision will harm small companies and that with the Covid-19 pandemic the priority should be maintaining employment rather than increasing the wage of “a few.”