The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine proposes to provide in the state budget for 2017, the increase in the minimum wage by more than 2 times to 3, 2 thousand UAH (about $ 125) with 1, 45 thousand UAH ($57), said Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman.
"We held a serious meeting with the President (Peter Poroshenko), the parliamentary coalition, we had a very heated debate within the government, but We have found a joint solution, which gives us the opportunity to take the first steps to restore order and analysis of labor of the Ukrainian people. We propose that in 2017 the minimum wage in the country was equal to 3, 2 thousand UAH, We will achieve a twofold increase in the minimum wage, "according to the RIA" Novosti ".
The Prime Minister ordered relevant ministries to prepare the appropriate amendments to the budget for the following year. He said that before the draft state budget for 2017 was laid to increase the minimum wage to 1, 6 thousand UAH ($63). The Prime Minister explained that in case of doubling the minimum wage, it will be equal to approved in-country subsistence minimum, which is now about 50% above the minimum wage. However, before the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the first reading the draft budget for 2017, which provides for an increase in their salaries in 2 times. Later, however, they themselves criticized the increase in wages. Thus, eleven October, the employees of Ukrainian Railways in Kiev held a protest demanding the wage increases and better working conditions. 9 Aug starving miner had attempted self-immolation in the premises of Ministry of Ukraine, August 3, wife of Ukrainian coal miners staged a "revolt of the empty pots" in the town of Pokrovsk in connection with the failure to pay their husbands salaries. And in September the new price increase brought the level of communal services in Ukraine to the level of average salaries in the country.