02.Jun .2021 21:30

Teachers’ Salaries in Ukraine to Increase by 30% This Year

Teachers’ Salaries in Ukraine to Increase by 30% This Year
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Teachers’ salaries in Ukraine will grow by 30% this year, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said. 
 
“This year we will increase teachers’ salaries by 30%, but, of course, our goal is at least to reach the level of the average salary in the country. There should be a minimum basis for teachers, for educators,” said Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.
 
According to him, the authorities should take care of a sufficient number of schools and kindergartens. That is, it is necessary to create a modern developed infrastructure, and the President’s initiative “Great Construction” will allow doing this.
 
“We can talk, taking into account last year and this year, about hundreds of newly built schools and kindergartens in our country which create a quality modern infrastructure for education,” the Prime Minister said.

The Cabinet of Ministers approved a new wage rate scale for employees of budgetary institutions at its meeting on January 20. According to the Prime Minister, the decision made it possible to increase teachers’ salaries by almost 20% already in January.
 
As reported by bm.ge , the average nominal salary of Ukrainians in April 2021 was 29.8% higher than the one they received in April 2020 and amounted to UAH 13,543 (US$ 493).
 
The average nominal salary of a full-time employee of enterprises, institutions and organizations in April 2021 was UAH 13,543, or 2.3 times higher than the minimum wage, UAH 6,000 (US$218). Compared to March 2021, the average nominal salary shrank by 0.5%.