Russian Government to Reduce Share of Migrant Builders to 80%

10 September 2018 (09:16)

UrBC, Moscow, September 10, 2018. The Russian Government suggested limiting the maximum share of foreign nationals employed in the Russian building industry to 80% of the overall number of workers, Kommersant refers to Russia’s Vice Premier Tatiana Golikova as stating; Golikova is reported as saying that the limitations wouldn’t apply to Moscow, Khabarovsk Territory, and Amur Region.

‘I’d like to point to this proposal to reduce the number of foreign workers employed in the building industry, where migrants coming to Russia mostly work. The idea is to limit the share of foreign nationals in the sector to 80%,’ Golikova said at the trilateral social/labor relations committee’s recent meeting.

According to Tatiana Golikova, the government’s draft bill has already been coordinated with the respective ministries and departments as well as with worker and employer organizations.

Now Rosstat reports there are 6.3 million people working in the building industry at the moment. According to Golikova, migrants make up ‘a considerable share’ of the sector’s employees. The official did not quote the exact breakdown of Russian vs. foreign nationals employed within the industry.

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