: Ukraine's PM wants to reform labour market wages

16:10 Jul. 13, 2016

Ukraine's PM wants to reform labour market wages

Ukrainian hryvnias (UNIAN photo)

Volodymyr Groysman claims Ukrainians' salaries are underestimated

Volodymyr Groysman, Ukrainian Prime-Minister, says a wage reform in Ukraine will become the government's priority and a draft law on the reform will be soon introduced to the parliament.

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The Prime-Minister stated that during the Cabinet of Ministers meeting, TSN.UA news agency reports.

"A key priority of the Ukrainian government now is a revival of the national economy. Outrage-mongers say that a lot of money must be spent on it, but they don't say how to earn it. That's why our economy faces difficulties. I emphasize that we can spend as much as we earn. I think that Ukrainians' labour is underestimated. The wage reform must become one of our priorities and we will soon submit relevant proposals to the Parliament", Groysman said.

The high-rank official also added that the Free Trade Deal that was recently inked between Canada and Ukraine will open a 500 billion dollar Canadian market, which will be a good chance for Ukrainian business.

"The main thing is to not interfere with entrepreneurs. I won't put up with any artificial obstacles hindering business. I gave time [for Ministries] until the Independence Day to come up with decisions on typical violations, like tax refund delays, groundless criminal cases, unlawful fines etc.", the PM explained, adding that each Ministry is to provide 3-5 suggestions on corruption elimination.

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