The minimum wage from 4 million workers in Russia increased to 11 thousand rubles

The minimum wage from 4 million workers in Russia increased to 11 thousand rubles

The Ministry noted that about 1.6 million of this total workforce is employed in the public sector.

MOSCOW, may 1. /TASS/. Raising the minimum wage (SMIC) from 1 may 2018 to 11163 rubles will increase salaries to that level almost 4 million workers, of which about 1.6 million people are employed in the public sector, reported TASS the press service of the Ministry of labor.

The law on raising the minimum wage to the subsistence level of the working population has become the most anticipated in the last two decades, the head of the Federation Council Committee on social policy Valery Ryazan. According to him, Russia has sought to solve this problem with 2000. A point or dot in the question put by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in January of this year, while chatting with workers of the Tver carriage works.

He promised to increase the minimum wage to the subsistence level of employable person is not from January 1, 2019, and may of the current year. The presidential law was passed by the Parliament on 16 February, approved by the Federation Council on February 28, March 7, signed by the President.

Revenue growth and performance

According to the Director of the Center for studies of income and living standards of HSE Ovcharovo the Lily, which she had previously expressed TASS, the decision to raise the minimum wage timely and appropriate, given the country’s aspiration to increase productivity and raise the income level of the population. According to the Ministry of labor estimates, raising the minimum wage a raise will get 4 million employees across the country, of which about 1.6 million are public sector workers. The need to increase the minimum wage will encourage employers to redistribution of the wage Fund and the modernization of production, said Ovcharov.

Director of the Institute for social analysis and forecasting Ranhigs Tatyana Maleva sure that the adjustment of the minimum wage and the subsistence minimum of able-bodied population — the measure is obvious and understandable. Working man, in her opinion, should not fall into the category of the poor.

“We hope to reduce the number of people who live below the poverty line. And this is a theme related to the working poor, it will be partially resolved,” said labor Minister Maxim Topilin, speaking earlier at the General Council of the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia.

The minimum wage and a living wage

The subsistence minimum is the cost of the minimum set of food, goods and services necessary to preserve health and human life. A living wage takes into account the required to pay monthly payments and fees. Today in Russia there are living wage for able-bodied person, pensioner and child.