Federation of trade unions of Kazakhstan appealed to the Government of Kazakhstan on the revision of the indicator of calculation of wages of employees of the public sector.
At the last February 27, 2019 XVIII Congress of the party “Nur Otan” Head of state N. Ah. Nazarbayev announced a number of instructions designed to play a crucial role in the socio-economic security of the citizens of our country.
Wages and social guarantees are the key elements of decent work, providing the employee with economic independence, family support, recreation, cultural and moral development, the opportunity to improve and realize their professional and creative potential.
Thanks to the state policy in recent years, the country has been carrying out reforms for the development of the budgetary sphere.
Nevertheless, the wages of public sector employees remain below the average monthly wage in the country.
Today, the procedure for calculating the payment of employees of educational, cultural and sports organizations established in the organizational and legal form of state institutions and state-owned enterprises is regulated by the Government decree No. 1193 of December 31, 2015.
Since 2008, the Federation of trade unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan and sectoral trade unions of the budgetary sphere have repeatedly raised the issue of the need to change the basic official salary to the minimum wage or subsistence minimum. During 2010-2011, a lot of negotiations were held, as a result of which the size of the BDO increased from 13 613 to 17 697 tenge.
However, for 7 years, since 2011, its level has not changed and remains low, accounting for today 60% of the subsistence level.
Rising prices of goods and services, inflation reduce the purchasing power of wages.
In order to increase the wages of state employees, increase economic activity of the population, reduce unemployment, and ensure social stability, the Federation of trade unions of Kazakhstan appealed to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the revision of the indicator of calculation of wages of employees of the public sector, contributing to the provision of decent wages to civil servants.