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 Every employed Ukrainian should earn at least 3,200 hryvnia monthly after Jan. 1, - PM Hroisman

Hroisman said the salary increase will take the minimum monthly paycheck to the living wage level for the first time in Ukraine's independence.

The government is initiating for increase in the minimum wages twofold, effective Jan. 1, 2017, up to 3,200 hryvnia ($123), Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine. This was announced by Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

He noted that the minimum monthly paycheck will reach the level of living wage for the first time in years.

"Effective Jan. 1, every employed Ukrainian should earn at least 3,200 UAH in monthly wages. This is not only for private, but for the public sector as well. No one working in the public sector should receive less than 3,200 hryvnia," the prime minister said.

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