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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Staring May 1, welfare standards for up to 10 million citizens will improve
06.04.2016 | 15:01

According to the Government plan, on May 1 it starts a first stage of boosting social standards by 6%: "An overall yearly increase in social standards we plan males up 12%, which will reimburse price and tariff hikes that were forecast for 2016," stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the CMU session on Wednesday, 6 April.

Up to 10 million citizens – with 3.5 million public sector workers and 6.5 million pensioners – starting May 1, will be paid improved welfare payments.

In addition, the Government raises by 10% the payroll for employees belonging to 1-3 categories of the Unified Wage Scale.

Apart from that, according to the Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko, a total of about 14 million people will receive social benefits.

The Minister of Social Policy stressed that ordinance of the Cabinet of Ministers contains clear instructions that heads of budget institutions should not wait for departmental orders to raise payments: "They should increase wages to their employees, by making changes in staffing table by issuing relevant orders."

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