If we compare today’s minimum [monthly] wage of about 500 hryvnias [$99] with the MP’s salary of almost 14,000 hryvnias [$2,772], the differential will be tremendous, right? But if we compare it with what we have in Kyiv — with what a person with adequate education and training can make — it becomes clear that it’s not so big.— MP Pavlo Zhebrivsky, NUNS
First, it’s the people of Ukraine — not the people of Kyiv, Kharkiv or Mariupol — who hired you for the job. If the nationwide minimum wage provides such a poor benchmark, how can we talk about “one law for all?”
Second, if we solely focus on the Kyiv job market, our pay survey should also include medical doctors, college professors, school teachers and other public employees, many of whom make even less than $500 a month. Don’t they have any education and training?
Third, if we base our equity theory solely on the pay scales of midlevel Kyiv-based corporate Ukraine, we should look into the local purchasing power of $2,772. Can a household with a monthly income of $2,772 buy a home in Kyiv?
Fourth, if only that monthly MP income of $2,772 (not to mention the benefits package) could put the brakes on parliamentary corruption, I’m sure taxpayers would be happy to pay the price. But are there any brakes?
Apparently, some of our representatives need to get their Hay points straight.
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