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130 thousand employers in RK are ready to raise salaries for their employees

by January 14, 2019 Politics

Almost 130 thousand employers in Kazakhstan are ready to raise wages to 705 thousand workers, reports with reference to the MIA “Kazinform”.

As part of the implementation of the Message of the Head of State to raise wages of low-wage workers, as of January 1, 2019, about 128.7 thousand employers with a total number of workers of 1.5 million people expressed readiness to increase wages to 705.4 thousand workers, – the report of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan said.

It is noted that 1235 enterprises belong to the subjects of large business, 1711 – medium, 125 thousand – small business. At these enterprises, the average salary of low-paid workers will be increased by 18% – from 41.5 thousand tenge to 55.2 thousand tenge.

Recall that in October 2018, speaking with an annual message to the people of Kazakhstan, President Nursultan Nazarbayev ordered the salaries of Kazakhstanis to be raised. I am instructing the Government to increase the minimum wage by 1.5 times from January 1, 2019. From 28 thousand to 42 thousand tenge.

This will be a real help for every Kazakhstani. This will directly increase the wages of 1.3 million workers in all sectors in enterprises of all forms of ownership, said the Head of State.

At the same time, Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed the hope that this initiative would be supported by all large companies. This is not about those oilmen, metallurgists who receive the highest salary, this is about low-paid workers who are also there, the President added.

Source: Central Communications Service of the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan