“Are you over 14? Go to work!” Putin’s new idea to fight sanctions
Amendments to the Russian Labor Code have already been developed and submitted in State Duma by the deputies of United Russia. – Under the pressure of economic sanctions from countries hostile to the Russian Federation, a teenager’s work, and thus income, also means financial support for the family and shaping a sense of responsibility – we read in the justification of the bill.
If the changes are adopted, Russian citizens over the age of 14 will be able to enter into employment contracts with employers without the written consent of their parents or guardians, as required by current legislation. According to the deputies, young people will be able to combine education with employment. This would allow the implementation of a long-term program to promote youth employment by 2030.
Lawmakers referred to a poll conducted by VTsIOM (Russian public opinion polling center) in 2021, which showed that 91 percent. high school students would like to work during the summer holidays. In addition, they also referred to the research of the All-Russian People’s Front and the Russian Pupil Movement, which showed that 9th and 10th graders were ready to work before the age of 18.
“This allows us to conclude that among adolescents aged 14 to 17 there is a demand and interest in work and the possibility of obtaining basic earnings, as well as a desire to learn and master various professions “- summarize the authors of the changes in the Labor Code of the Russian Federation. However, it seems that no it is only about the ambitions of the youth.
The war in Ukraine exacerbates the labor shortage in Russia. According to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, after the mobilization was announced in September, the Russian economy lost 600,000 jobs. employees, i.e. the number of people able to work decreased from 75.5 to 74.9 million people.
Central Asian migrants are not helping – many of them flees Russia because of the war. According to data from Rosstat (Federal State Statistics Service), 444,000 people entered Russia in the first eight months of 2022. migrants, and 506 thousand left it. people. Thus, the migration outflow amounted to 62 thousand. people. This was not the case even during the pandemic in 2020, when the inflow of migrants fell to 68.8 thousand. people.
– In the worst-case scenario, the economy may lose as much as 1.4 percent. employees – says Dmitrij Polewoj, investment director at Loko-Invest. In his opinion, the mobilization announced by President Vladimir Putin is a blow to Russia’s demographics, the labor market and the investment climate.
Source:The Moscow Times
Date Created: Today, 14:18
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