From April 2016 to August this year, the minimum wage in Ukraine has tripled from UAH 1,378 to UAH 4,173, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman informed. Today, on August 21, during a Government meeting, the Prime Minister presented the current state of affairs in the economy, social, education, medicine, defense spheres and outlined the main priorities that need to be continued.
The Prime Minister stressed that the increase in the minimum wage was in synergy with increase of the average wage. This was facilitated, first and foremost, by the deshadowing of labor and, consequently, eradication of receiving wages in envelopes which became a significant element of the protection of workers' rights.
Thus, at the beginning of 2016 the average salary in Ukraine amounted to UAH 4,686 , and in June 2019 – made up already UAH 10,783. The growth is 2.3 times.
According to the Prime Minister, it is important to preserve continued growth of pensions. In recent years, Ukraine has conducted several pension recalculations for different categories of pensioners.
"By 2020 the minimum wage should be UAH 5,500. I understand this is a vexed question, but it is a realistic figure. And next year's average salary, if the course of reforms is continued, will reach about $ 540, and in 2021 - $ 620. This can be achieved", Volodymyr Groysman stressed.