The minimum wage should be increased by more than 20%, to 7.5 thousand rubles, said the head of the Russian government. He added that he would ask of deputies from “United Russia” as soon as possible to prepare and adopt such a bill.
St. PETERSBURG, 25 Mar. The minimum wage in Russia should be increased from 1 July by almost 21% to 7.5 thousand rubles, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
He said that he will ask the state Duma deputies from the faction “United Russia” as soon as possible to prepare the corresponding bill and promptly to enact it.
Medvedev has reminded that from 1 January the minimum wage increased to 6 204 thousand rubles, noting that there is still a difference between the minimum wage and the subsistence minimum.
The subsistence minimum is now set to 9 452 thousand roubles (for able-bodied population — 10187 rubles, for pensioners — 7781 rouble, for children — 9197 roubles), and in the fourth quarter it was reduced by more than 2%.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said that in 2015 the population with incomes below the subsistence minimum rose to its highest in nine years.