The increase in the minimum wage have called a strategic goal for Russia

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova believes that the minimum wage (SMIC) in Russia remains inadequate, and the main strategic objective for the government is to increase. She stated in an interview on the First channel.

As pointed out by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet, “a very long time has not changed the strategy in relation to the minimum wage, and… in 2017, the decision was made (about the change of approach in this issue — ed.)”, and government “has gone more active steps to increase”.

“Yeah, I guess it’s not enough and it is our strategic goal on which we now work and will continue to move to increase the minimum wage”, — TASS quoted Golikova.

Recall that from January 1, 2020, the minimum wage in Russia was raised to 850 rubles and reached 12 thousand 130 roubles a month. Thus, he became equal to the subsistence minimum for the II quarter of 2019.

In early June it became known that the subsistence minimum in Russia increased by 2.2% in the first quarter of 2020 the previous month and made up 10 843 thousand roubles, — the corresponding project of the Ministry of labor of the Russian Federation was published on the Federal portal of projects of normative legal acts.

the document says that in the whole country, the subsistence level per capita is 10 843 thousand rubles (for the quarter) for the working population of 11 thousand 731 rouble, pensioners — 8 944 thousand rubles, children — 10 721 thousand rubles.

the cost of living Index is used to assess quality of life in the country, and in the development of Federal and social programs.

meanwhile, in January of this year, Secretary of the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia (FNPR) Oleg Sokolov expressed confidence that the system of calculation of the minimum wage (SMIC) in Russia is outdated.

In his view, “the method of calculating the subsistence minimum of able-bodied person, operating in Russia since 2013, does not meet modern realities, and, in particular, growth rates and cost of services.”

moreover, “the value of the minimum consumer budget (MCB) shall be not less than 40 thousand rubles”, says Sokolov, whose opinion is cited on the website of the FNPR.

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