In Portugal, the minimum monthly wage was increased as of 1st January 2016 (full-time minimum wage went up from € 505 to € 530). Pensions were also increased in line with the strategic policies contained in the new government programme towards increasing family income “as a means to re-launch the economy”. In this same line, the Portuguese Parliament approved provisions to restore full pay to civil servants and public sector employees, after salary cuts kept in force between 2011 and 2015. Cuts were reduced by 40% in January and will be reduced gradually on a quarterly basis (60% as of April the 1st and 80% as of July the 1st) and will be entirely eliminated on October the 1st, 2016. Parliament also approved a law to reinstate part of the holidays that had been suppressed in Portugal from the working calendar.