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  • Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine and Trade Union of Builders sign Industrial Agreement for 2019-2020 to ensure effective settlement of labour relations in the sector

    On September 28, 2018, the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine and the Union of Construction Workers and Building Materials Industry of Ukraine signed the Industrial Agreement in the area of construction and production of building materials for 2019-2020.

    Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Lev Partskhaladze announced.

    "Today it is a trully anticipated event. We have signed a new indusrial deal in the construction sector. At present, the construction industry needs special support and qualitative regulation of social and labor relations. After all, unfortunately, many Ukrainian specialists in the construction sector go to work abroad. Hence, we have to create decent remuneration conditions here, in Ukraine: to provide jobs, to make wages official, to avoid corruption risks. And today we are making important steps towards achieveing this aim", the Deputy Minister stressed.

    In his turn, Vasyl Andreyev, Chairman of the Union of Construction Workers and Building Materials Industry of Ukraine, emphasized the importance of incorporating into the new Industrial Agreement the balance of interests of the workers and employers of the branch. "The sectoral deal directly or indirectly affects the workplace warranties for almost 700 thousand builders and manufacturers of building materials that Ukraine enumerates nowadays. Today, a long and fruitful work has been completed towards finding the balance of interests between workers and employers, which will satisfy all parties", he emphasized.

    Conclusion of the Industry Agreement shall enable the following:

    - to provide regulation of social and labor relations in the industry;

    - to increase the minimum wage guarantees;

    - to strengthen social protection of workers;

    - to improve the conditions for their work and rest.

    On behalf of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine the new Industrial Agreement was signed by Deputy Minister Lev Partskhaladze, and on behalf of the Trade Union of Construction Workers and Building Materials Industry of Ukraine – by the Chairman of the Trade Union Vasyl Andreev.

    It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine also canceled the centralized calculation of the estimated salary, which is taken into account while calculating the cost of construction of objects. This will allow to determine fair market remuneration for builders, contribute to improving the investment climate and deregulation in the industry.