The law on increase of the subsistence minimum and the minimum wage in Ukraine came into force, which will allow already in September-October of the current year to increase pensions and wages to budget workers.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk had previously reported that the increase of social standards will affect more than 12, 5 million Inhabitants. Payments range from 13 to 18%.
The document was published in official media on Sunday. According to the text of the law, he begins to act " on a subsequent day the day of its promulgation ".
before the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided from September 1 to increase the minimum wage, wages for public sector employees, as well as all social benefits. The law on state budget for 2015 provides for the indexation of social benefits only in the beginning of winter. In the past year, the indexation was carried out.
currently the minimum wage is 1218 UAH (About $ 55) and the minimum pension - 949 UAH ($43). The Ukrainian authorities stated that the indexation of social standards before the deadline became possible upon the agreement of Kiev and all creditors on debt relief, and likewise as a result of the reforms.
according to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, in January 2015 the average salary in the country amounted 3455 hryvnia (About $ 160). This is one of the lowest figures in the EU. The national currency in one year dropped more than 3 times, and unemployment reached the highest level in the entire history of the country. About 70% of Ukrainian citizens in the process sociologicheskogo research told of dissatisfaction with their lives, noting that the events in the country are developing " in the wrong direction."