In the Kremlin hosted a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the President of the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia Mikhail Shmakov, during which Shmakov proposed Civil code a provision stating that wages have a priority over other mandatory payments, including contributions to social funds and taxes. About it reports a press-service of the Kremlin.
According to Shmakov, legal way to intensify the efforts to reduce wage arrears is possible due to the fact that Russia ratified the Convention of the International labour organization protection of wages.
“The law of ratification, which was adopted already in August 2013 we may make to its legislation, including the Civil code, a provision stating that wages have a priority over other mandatory payments, including contributions to social funds and even taxes,” Shmakov said at a meeting with Putin.
The head of the Federation of trade unions noted that a change in the law will require the preparation and approval in the course of which it may be difficult.
“Not everyone will, I think, are happy with this process, in particular, of course, the Finance Ministry, which cares primarily about the budget, not salaries. I think that we will meet their resistance, however, it is still wages, and the ability of people to live and to work is important,” he said.
Putin called the idea reasonable, suggested to think over it and find a compromise.
“The idea itself seems to me to be justified, especially today, when we have not yet overcome all the economic difficulties. So think about this, too, can and should be, and this compromise, which you said, you have to search,” he said.
As follows from the materials of Rosstat, the real income of Russians, that is “free” money that people can spend on their own needs or to defer after you make all required payments in July 2016 fell by 7% compared to July last year. Thus, the drop in revenues accelerated to recorded in April at maximum. For comparison, in March 2016, the incomes of Russians decreased by only 1.3% in February — by 4.3%. In recent times faster than revenues declined in may 2015.