Friday, June 22, 2018

RIAC approves quota for foreign work permits

The Regional Inter-Agency Commission has approved a quota for issuing work permits to citizens from outside Russia during 2013.

The commission approved the issuance of 48,263 work permits for foreign citizens next year in the Sverdlovsk region. The quota for such migrant work represents a 3.8 percent increase when compared to 2012,

The commission decided to increase the amount of permits after changes to the original proposal were made by employers of the region. Some issues that have caused problems in 2012 have been altered.

A bodyguard position may now only be obtained by a Russian Federation citizen over the age of 18 who has received private security guard training, passed a qualifying examination, received a certificate and is employed under a contract with a security organization.

Denis Pasler, the region's prime minister, said that unacceptable situations have come up in the past when employers lie about the wages they pay to migrant workers in the construction industry. Such incidents violate labor laws and lead to issues in determining future quotas. Another issue is when industries like the poultry sector pay less for migrant workers and put local Russian employees out of work, reports.

Overall, employers requested 130,000 foreign workers. The 48,263 number was determined after weeding out dishonest applications and applications made by employers in violation of Russian laws.