Groisman on increase of the minimal wage: I don’t want five thousand, I want ten

The minimum wage in Ukraine will continue to grow and the government is committed to this, but this requires economic growth. This was during the “hour of questions to the government,” said Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman.

“As for raising the minimum wage to 5 thousand UAH. Friends, I don’t want 5 – I want 10. I would like that people receive a decent wage. But you need to look at the real capacity of the economy and the private sector. Today it became possible 3200. When will be possible to 5 thousand, I will stand next to to support this decision. But everything has its time,” he said in response to a question of the leader of the Radical party Oleg Lyashko on when “minimal” up to 5 thousand UAH.

We will remind, last year the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the bill No. 5130 “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine”, which allowed the government to increase from 1 January 2017 the minimum wage in Ukraine up to 3200 UAH.