The state Duma adopted in the first reading the draft of the annual increase in the minimum wage

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photobacteria of the state Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photo.The state Duma adopted in the first reading the draft of the annual increase in the minimum wage© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The state Duma plenary session on Tuesday adopted in the first reading a government bill on the annual increase in the minimum wage to the subsistence level, which implies an increase of the minimum wage in Russia on average by 117 rubles.

Earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation proposed to increase the size of the minimum wage, providing that from 1 January 2019 and annually thereafter, the minimum wage will be set equal to 100% of the minimum subsistence level in Russia as a whole for the second quarter of the previous year. It added that the bill proposes to set the minimum wage from January 1, 2019 in the amount of 11 thousand 280 rubles a month, which is 100% of the subsistence minimum of able-bodied population in Russia as a whole for the second quarter of 2018.

«Raising the minimum wage in 2019 will amount to 117 rubles (an increase of 1,048%) in relation to the established may 1, 2018 (11 of 163 thousand rubles a month)», — stated in the feasibility study of the bill.

It is noted that the application of regional factors and percentage extra charges to a salary, the minimum wage level will grow differentially from 117 rubles in the Central and southern regions to 351 of the ruble in the Chukotka Autonomous district, where there are the highest values of these coefficients and allowances.

The Committee on labour and social policy earlier in the meeting decided to support the bill and recommend it for adoption in the first reading.

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