According to the agreement signed on 20 September 2017 by and between the Government of St. Petersburg, the Interregional association of trade unions of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region “Leningrad Federation of Trade Unions”, and the Regional union of the employers ”St. Petersburg Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs”, starting from 1 January 2018, the minimum monthly wage in St. Petersburg will be RUB 17,000 (approx. EUR 250).
Currently, the minimum wage in St. Petersburg is RUB 16,000 (approx. EUR 235).
The agreement covers employers carrying out business in St. Petersburg who have concluded this agreement or joined it. Employers shall be deemed to have joined the agreement unless they opt out by providing relevant notification to St. Petersburg’s Committee for Labor and Employment not later than within 30 calendar days after the official publication of the agreement.
For this reason, if you did not opt out, please ensure that the level of salaries in your St. Petersburg company will comply with new requirement of the law starting from 2018.