Unemployment benefit proposed to increase to half of lost earnings

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The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR) has made a proposal to increase the minimum unemployment benefit several times, to the level of the living wage in the region.

According to Izvestia, the letter from FNPR Deputy Chairman David Krishtal says that the minimum allowance should be set at the level of the subsistence minimum for the working-age population in the region for the second quarter of last year, and the maximum amount should be at the level of the average salary in the region.

If the corresponding bill is adopted, the amount of the benefit will be from 12 to 51 thousand rubles. The letter also says that such an allowance must be at least half of the lost earnings. The FNPR indicated that such norms are prescribed in the conventions of the International Labor Organization.

The Ministry of Labor said that they will study this issue.

Earlier it became known that, despite the measures taken by the government to reduce the unemployment rate in the country, it continues to grow. So, according to Rosstat, according to the results of the 2nd quarter of this year, unemployment in Russia increased by 30% compared to the same period last year.

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