Russia again proposed to introduce the hourly subsistence wage
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Russia again proposed to introduce the hourly subsistence wage

15 September , 10:24SocietyPhoto: radio1.news
The proposals for the introduction of the concept of the minimum hourly wage rate will be discussed during the preparation of the General Agreement for 2021-2023 between trade unions, employers and the government.

The minimum hourly wage has been approved in a number of European countries, but whether it is needed in Russia has not yet been determined.

Previously, trade unions opposed this innovation.

The Ministry of Labor is ready to discuss the issue of introducing the hourly minimum wage (minimum wage), Izvestia writes. According to representatives of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), the proposal came from the government.

It is clarified that the hourly minimum wage can be applied "for those employed under short-term employment contracts, primarily for employees with hourly wages".

The Ministry of Labor emphasizes that the innovation should not reduce the guarantees set for workers.

The project is planned to be prepared by the end of October. The agreement will make it possible to determine the main directions of the activities of the Russian Trilateral Commission for the Regulation of Social and Labor Relations.

Let us recall that today the salary of an employee who has fully completed the monthly norm cannot be lower than the minimum wage, and in the regions of the Far East and North, the indicator increases by regional coefficients and percentage allowances. At the federal level, the minimum wage is 12.1 thousand rubles.

Note that according to the chairman of the Public Movement "Trud" Sergey Peskov, the minimum wage is a constraining factor in the growth of incomes of the population. The expert believes that "in the form that now exists, the minimum wage does not carry any economic sense".

"The low minimum wage allows wages to be diverted from the attention of the fiscal authorities, which directly affects the decrease in budget revenues and the implementation of social guarantees. Tying all benefits to an underestimated minimum makes social payments barely noticeable", - Peskov said.

By the way, the LDPR deputies proposed a project establishing a minimum threshold for hourly wages back in early June. Then the deputy chairman of the FNPR, Alexander Shershukov, indicated that the adoption of the project would lead to the loss of money by employees.

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