Minimum wage Ukrainians worldwide standards does not exceed 38 euros per month, which is 3 times below the poverty line defined by the UN. About this is the official Internet portal of the Federation of trade unions of Ukraine (FPU).
"Freezing the nominal minimum wage in size 1218 UAH (December 2013) takes place against the background of rising prices for goods and services, increases in utility rates, devaluation of the hryvnia. Today the government guarantee - Minimum wages for 400 UAH less than the actual subsistence minimum (in prices of January 2015 - 1611 UAH) and is slightly larger than ? 38 per month, " said the Federation.
in the Federation stressed that now the Minimum wage in Ukraine is 7 times lower than in Estonia and Hungary, and in 15-40 times than in Austria. And three times less of the poverty level, as defined by the UN.
The unions expressed confidence that the artificial minimum wage hampers the economic development of the country and appealed to all parliamentary factions to petition for reconsideration of approaches to the definition of a living wage and the change in the wage.