30 March 2011, Wednesday, 15:25

Fidus Yamaltdinov: “All measures for struggle with poverty will be undertaken in Bashkiria”

author: Eugene Rakhimkulov

11% of population in Bashkiria lives behind poverty line. These are the people, whose incomes are lower than the subsistence wage. This problem was under discussion at today’ meeting of the Republican three-sided commission on regulation of social and labor relations.

As the deputy Prime-Minister of the Government RB, Minister of economic development RB Vladimir Balabanov reported, the parties of social partnership have managed to fulfill practically all social obligations within the frames of the Republican agreement between the Trade-Union Federation RB, the Government RB and employers in 2008-2010.

At the same time some of the aims haven’t been carried out and lowering of the share of people with the incomes lower than the subsistence wage is one of such aims. It was planned that by the end of 2010 the number of such people wouldn’t exceed 10% of the Republican population. But this number is much higher today.

The authority has also failed to lower the level of unemployment to 1,3% of economically active population. At present time this index is equal to 2%.

As Vladimir Balabanov said, along with the rather large share of people, living behind the poverty line, the problem of low wages is also relevant for Bashkiria. The wages in the Republic are lower than in many regions in staff of Volga federal district. For example, the average salaries in Tatarstan, Perm, Nizhniy Novgorod and Samara regions are higher than in Bashkiria. The deputy chairman of the Trade-Union Federation RB Valerie Apokin mentioned the Republic was found on the 40th position in Russia by the level of wages, which were by one fourth lower here than in the country on average.

The deputy Prime-Minister of the Government RB Fidus Yamaltdinov reported the Republican leadership made the decision to undertake all measures for struggle with poverty and lowering the differentiation in population’s incomes in the second quarter of 2011.