The State Duma in the third and final reading adopted a bill to increase the minimum wage (minimum wage) to 13,890 rubles from January 1 next year, while it was originally planned that the minimum wage would be 13,617 rubles per month. This was reported on November 24 on the website of the State Duma.
“The adoption of the law will help to ensure an increase in the wages of about 2.7 million workers,” – said in an explanatory note to the document.
In the first edition, the bill provided for a minimum wage in the amount of 13,617 rubles per month. By the second reading, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed an amendment according to which the minimum wage should be 13,890 rubles a month. At the moment it is 12 792 rubles and is defined as 42% of the median salary for the previous year, calculated by Rosstat.
Earlier, on November 19, it was reported that Putin had introduced amendments to the State Duma to increase the minimum wage and the living wage. At a meeting on social issues, he proposed increasing the cost of living by 8.6% in 2022, to 12,654 rubles.
Earlier, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Anton Kotyakov noted that about 30 billion rubles would be allocated to increase the living wage and minimum wage in 2022.