Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, adopting the first reading of the draft budget for 2017, which provides for an increase in their salaries in 2 times, the last working day of the week saw.
"To raise the salaries of MPs in a time when social standards in Ukraine is extremely low and the vast majority of people just survives – is the height of cynicism of the current government", - the news Agency the Ukrainian Deputy Igor Shurma from the faction " Opposition bloc ", which the Commissioners appeared on "the podium of repentance" first.
Then he enlighten the ignorant about the fact that on October 20 the Parliament, it appears, adopted a resolution on the conclusions and proposals to the draft law on the state budget, and there are paragraphs 3 and 4 is provided to increase salaries of MPs, but still not in 2017, and ten days – from 1 November. According to Shurma, " the speaker of the Parliament (Andriy Parubiy) will receive 48 thousand Hryvnia (about 1 thousand 850 dollars), his 1st Deputy and Deputy just put in pockets 1, 6 thousand Dollars, and the rest of the 450 deputies – 36 thousand UAH each (about 1, 4 thousand Dollars) "." in the period of miserable pensions, humiliating salaries of doctors and nurses, teachers, social workers – this is unacceptable, it is shameful ", – made Shurma verdict of the opposition and tried to convince both to cancel the paragraph of the document. After the parliamentary opposition to repentance and began "seeing" the deputies from the faction " people's front "." The money was for raising the salaries of MPs should focus on increasing the salaries of soldiers and police ", – introduced the initiative of their chief Maxim Bourbaki and also promised to initiate cancellation of the relevant paragraphs of the draft budget." I think that After the public discussion of this issue, the draft budget yesterday (20 October) approved and forwarded on completion to the second reading, will be substantially corrected ", – he said. Other political forces are Happy as long as sin on their souls, but we all know: in Ukraine the minimum wage is 1, 45 thousand UAH (56 USD), and averaged a little like up to 4, 2 thousand UAH (163 dollars). However, on 9 August a starving miner had attempted self-immolation at the Ministry of energy of Ukraine. In addition, on 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. In July, miners have staged rallies in Kiev, demanding payment of wage arrears and protesting against the authorities ' intention to close a number of mines. Also the miners had blocked the international highway, staged a hunger strike. We emphasize that miners in Ukraine periodically arrange demonstrations of disagreement over the permanent delays of salaries and infringement of their rights. So, in mid-June, the miners-disabled people blocked traffic on the streets near the Ministry of social policy of Ukraine, demanding recalculation of pensions. The Ukrainian government promised to repay the debts. January 5, the Ukrainian authorities stated that the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine has allocated almost $ 3 million to repay debts under the salary to miners. However, the protests continue.