Unions argue that civil servants' pay is vital element of reforms

Ukraine Ukraine
The FPU trade union confederation and SEEU state workers' union have written to the President calling for the unions to have a clear role in proposed administrative reform and the pay of local and national civil servants. The union points out that state workers are vital to ensuring that the planned reforms are implemented effectively but they have faced a significant real terms cut in pay. Salaries haven't been reviewed for eight years and high inflation has taken its toll on purchasing power. One key target for the unions is to set a minimum civil service salary at twice the national minimum wage.

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