PM orders settlement of situation with wage arrears at Ukroboronprom's shipyards
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has instructed First Deputy Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv to deal with the situation at shipbuilding enterprises that are part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern and take measures to pay off wage arrears at these enterprises, the government's press service reported on November 20.
According to the report, the instruction was prepared in response to an appeal of MPs that has been recently read out in parliament.
The lawmakers drew the premier's attention to the debts that were accumulated, first of all, at the Mykolaiv-based 61 Communards Shipyard, reads the report.
According to the press service, the Cabinet of Ministers should be informed about the results of the order from the head of the government not later than November 27.
"I draw the attention of Director General of the Ukroboronprom State Concern Roman Romanov that that the heads of economic entities are personally responsible for the state of payment of wages," the press service quoted the prime minister's order.
As reported, in late October 2017, Ukroboronprom reported that the 61 Communards Shipyard was almost idle, as there was no government decision on resuming compensations for the company's expenses on the maintenance of the unfinished Ukraina missile cruiser. According to the concern's press service, as of the end of October, wage arrears at the shipyard were estimated at more than UAH 58 million. The state concern asked the central executive authorities to assist in resolving the situation with wage debts at the shipyard.