Tymoshenko has proposals for first Parliament's plenary day

15:39, 29 August 2008
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To make present to miners and to introduce amendments to State Budget

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko proposes to devote the first plenary day of the Verkhovna Rada’s session to the Miner’s Day.

She disclosed this in the course of holding ceremonies on the occasion of putting into operation an air shaft #6 at the Rental enterprise mine named after “Izvestiia” newspaper of the “Donbasantratsit” branch establishment.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has made a request to the Party of Regions to make real present to miners on the occasion of their professional holiday and adopt the Law “On prestige of miners’ work” and pass amendments to the State Budget concerning extra financing of the branch.

The Head of Government noted that the Law “On prestige of miners’ work” envisages, in particular, wage raise by 30 percent for calculating the wage rates distribution.

According to Yulia Tymoshenko, it is also necessary to take decisions which provide advance of miners’ pensions to the level of a public employee – 80 percent of average wages.

She also added that during the Parliament’s session we also need to take a series of decisions on supporting children of miners` families, in particular, the matter concerns free education and entrance to educational institutions without tests. “This law does not mean empty words, this law – has very clear economic characteristics,” the Prime Minister of Ukraine stressed.

Moreover, the PM has urged parliamentarians to adopt on Wednesday those amendments to the 2008 State Budget at least which concern the coal industry. As Yulia Tymoshenko informed, amendments envisage 3.1 billion UAH for investing the coal branch and 485 million UAH for social sphere. “If we really want to celebrate the Miner’s Day then we should not “demolish” these laws but adopt them on Wednesday and affix signature,” the Head of Government stressed.

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