Poverty in Russia, particularly among working people grows steadily in 2014. This was stated on Saturday by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets during a speech at the investment forum “Sochi-2016”, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“Unfortunately, in the country after 2014 is steadily growing poverty, and the measures we take, we believe, should be strengthened. First of all the poverty struck people,” — said Golodets.
According to her, poverty is increasing due to the fact that the wages of the Russians significantly lowered the real price of labor. “Today in the Russian market of almost 5 million people — 4 million 800 thousand — us works for minimum wage and 1 million 800 thousand people are government employees who work for minimum wage” — reminded the Minister. In her opinion, there are no young people and alumni, whose work must be assessed as 7.5 thousand RUB.
Golodets recalled that the government has a plan to bring the minimum wage to a living wage, but in the negotiation process and in the budget configurations, there are a number of difficulties.
“Lack of understanding of what a pension is deferred, the cost of labor is the most important motivation for a person to live and work in the country, it is a sign of high productivity and high wages and a high level of pension you can create a normal efficient economy. The lack of this understanding seriously today takes us into other discussions and can not develop the country”, — said Deputy Prime Minister.
She also promised that the government will make efforts to ensure that the work of the Russians have been properly paid in all sectors of the economy.
According to the materials of Rosstat, in July 2016, the fall of incomes of Russians accelerated to recorded in April high: the real income of the average inhabitant of the country decreased by 7%. In recent times faster than revenues declined in may 2015.
In August, the decline in income continued and reached 8.3 per cent. This was the worst figure since August 2009, when falling revenues amounted to 8.2%.