Ryazan oblast signed an agreement on the minimum wage in 2018

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The government of the Ryazan region signed the regional agreement on minimum wage in 2018, which envisages an increase in the minimum wage in the first half of 5.4%, and the second of 10.7%, according to the regional government.

The signing of the regional agreement on minimum wage in 2018 was held on December 19. As noted took part in the ceremony, the Governor Nikolai Lyubimov, the minimum wage in the region is increasing annually.

«At the conclusion of the next agreement, this trend is maintained in spite of economic difficulties and a tight budget. The document we will sign today will apply from 1 January 2018 to raise the minimum wage of workers of non-budget sector in the first half of 5.4% in the second – by 10.7% compared to the current minimum wage,» – said the head of the region.

According to the Governor, the agreement will affect a significant number of residents of the region who are employed in the private sectors of the economy.

«Ensuring decent wages, residents of the region, the fight against «gray» salaries remains one of our main objectives, the most important factor in maintaining social stability in the Ryazan region. Therefore, we have responsibly and effectively implement this agreement. I am sure that together we will be able to perform all of the obligations qualitatively and in time» – said Lyubimov.

Chairman of the Ryazan regional Union trade Union organisations Inna Kalashnikov noted that a regional agreement is largely due to the transition to legal settlements, non-payment of salaries «in envelopes».

«This, in turn, influences the improvement of the quality of life and economic stability of the region» – said Kalashnikov.

According to the Chairman of the Board «Ryazan Association of economic cooperation of enterprises» Vladimir Calenzana, the decisions reflected in the document were difficult discussions and ultimately agreed upon with the community employers.

«The majority of our business is the category of socially responsible and understands that the minimum wage should be closer to the subsistence level. He committed that to perform in modern conditions is not always easy. However, all of the terms of the agreement we are signing today, will be met,» said Quentin.