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 "Increase in living wage will cover everyone," - Vice PM Rozenko

Salaries in Ukraine will be increased across all types of wage groups.

As reported by Censor.NET citing 112 Ukraine, this was announced by Vice Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko.

"The increase in living wage will cover everyone. The first wage group will be increased, and it will go up by almost 300 hryvnia ($11), meaning that from Jan. 1 the first wage group will be 1,600 hryvnia, and no employee should be paid less than 3,200 hryvnia.

"Higher wage groups will be adjusted according to the increase in the first wage group. This means that salaries will be boosted across all types of wage groups," he said.

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Earlier, PM Volodymyr Hroisman announced the Cabinet's intention to increase minimum living wage by 3,200 hryvnia ($118 monthly) in 2017. This decision was also supported by President Petro Poroshenko.

The budget bill for 2017 stipulates for the following increases in living wages: to 1,684 hryvnia from May 1, and to 1,72 hryvnia from Dec. 1.

Currently, a minimum wage is 1,450 hryvnia ($54) monthly.

 
 
 
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