24 November 2010, Wednesday, 18:49

Rustem Khamitov: the rise of wages is considered one of the priorities for the Republican Government

author: Galya Nabieva

Signing of the three-sided Agreement has taken place in the Government’s House RB today. According to it beginning from January 1, 2011, the minimal wage for the budget sphere employees will be fixed at the rate of 5500 rubles monthly. This novelty isn’t spread on the organizations, financed from the federal exchequer.

The document is signed by the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov, the Chairman of the Trade-Union Federation RB Amirkhan Samirkhanov, the President of the Trade-Industry Chamber RB Anatoly Bondaruk and the Chairman of the Employers Union RB Vladimir Sholom.

The amount of the minimal wage is provided at the expense of means of the Republican budget and off-budget means.

Commenting the document after the signing ceremony the President RB Rustem Khamitov has underscored once again the rise of wages is considered one of the key priorities for the Government RB. After nine months 2010 Bashkortostan holds the fifth place in Volga federal district by the level of wages, remaining by 23% behind the average all-Russian index. We mustn’t put up with such situation, the President RB stated. The first step in this direction is the rise of the minimal wage up to 5500 rubles. There were many debates and disputes but the decision is made at last. This work will be systematical and by 2015 the wages of budget sphere employees have to be increased one and a half times. The President RB has again confirmed that before January 1, 2011, all budget employees will receive a one time grant at the rate of one salary scale. 1 billion 400 million rubles will be allocated for that. Beginning from June 1, 2011, the wages of the budget sphere employees will be raised by 6,5% and other 1,4 billion rubles are reserved for this rise. Making it clear that the quality of labor in many respects depends upon the level of its payment the President RB has stated the universally known fact: “If the employer feigns that he pays salaries to his workers, the workers in their turn feign that they go on working”.