Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
held a meeting to discuss the implementation of decisions aimed to raise the
task is we must do everything we can to ensure people receive a new salary. The
key challenge that we are facing is to overcome poverty – and we are guided by
the fact that people who are employed should receive a decent wage, but for
this purpose we need to work with all involved, so that we could ensure
transition to a new system and had no failures in the areas," said the
Prime Minister on opening the meeting.
Groysman noted that starting January 1 the Government
was to implement the decision to raise the minimum wage twofold - up to UAH
3200, the wage for Ukrainian teachers by 50% and for doctors by 30%, as envisaged
in the State budget for 2017.
simultaneously with the increase in the minimum wage there has been envisaged to
raise payment for the first tariff category up to 1600 UAH.
means that payroll should take place for all wage categories with an increase
of coefficient, and we have to monitor that tight - each employed person in the
public sector must get relevant wage," accentuated Volodymyr
In this regard,
the Prime Minister noted that the Ministry of Social Policy, the Ministry of
Finance, State Fiscal Service, Pension Fund, Ministry of Education and Science
and the Ministry of Health have this week to "coordinate positions with local
authorities", so that nobody made mistakes.
All the decisions
concerning the State budget for 2017 have been adopted, agreed and all the
necessary funds envisaged in the budget, stressed the Prime Minister.
of the meeting discussed ways to coordinate efforts to ensure that people began
to receive new wages, as well as possible mechanisms to overcome at the maximum
the discussion the Prime Minister charged to create an interdepartmental
Commission comprising representatives of the Pension Fund, the Ministries of Education,
Health, Finance, Social Policy, the State Labour Service,
State Financial Inspection, the State Fiscal Service, State Auditing Service,
the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers, trade unions, headed by the
responsible Vice-Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko, and authorize it to ensure the implementation of decisions
aimed to increase the minimum wage. "The challenge for you is as follows:
to achieve the wage worth UAH 3200", urged Volodymyr
participating in the meeting Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo
Rozenko, Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Andrii Reva, Pension Fund
Chairman Oleksii Zarudny, Chairman
of the State Fiscal Service Roman Nasirov, the
leadership of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and Science and
the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.