President of the Federation of Migrants of Russia Vadim Kozhenov criticized the proposal of businessman Viktor Linnik to reduce the flow of foreign labor into the country by reducing quotas for the sake of increasing salaries of Russians. He expressed his opinion in an interview with the radio station “Moscow speaking”.
Kozhenov suggested that Linnik does not have a clear idea of how the system of employment of personnel from abroad is arranged in Russia. In reality, only one percent of all labor migrants come to the country under quotas.
“This comment speaks only of a person’s misunderstanding of what is really happening. 99 percent of labor migrants come from the CIS countries, no quotas are required, therefore, it is not clear at all what he is going to reduce, ”Kozhenov said.
He added that migrants earn more than locals, because they must not only pay for their living in the country, but also support their family in their homeland and send money there. “Of course, this topic, that salaries are falling, is absolutely not the case. Now migrants earn very well, especially those who work well, so there is something wrong with the comment [Линника]”, – concluded the President of the Federation of Migrants.
Earlier, the president of Miratorg, Viktor Linnik, proposed reducing quotas for attracting foreigners. In his opinion, this is an effective way to raise wages in Russia, since the import of migrants creates unfair competition.
The businessman noted that with the influx of labor from abroad, the cost of labor becomes cheaper, so Russians find themselves in a situation where they are forced to receive the same salary and compete with newcomers.