Ukraine's Social Policy Minister Andrii Reva said at the questions hour in the parliament, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.
"The government is currently considering raising of minimum wage and salary guarantees starting from the cold season this fall in order to increase citizen's social security," Reva said.
Earlier, the government intended to submit to the parliament a set of bills on citizens' income unshadowing by minimum wages increase and separation of social benefits from the minimum salary amount.
In particular, Minister of Social Policy Reva advocated the need to revise the minimum wage.
The current minimum salary of 1,450 hryvnia (about $58) is to be increased to 1,600 hryvnia (about $64) Dec.1. The minister noted that this could be reached faster but it was necessary to change some of the approaches to the determination of the minimum wage first.
Minimum pension to be increased to 1,452 hryvnia if pension reform passed, - Social Policy Minister Reva(0)