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Work conditions in Belarus

The Active Population in Figures

201820192020
Labour Force 5,087,5565,005,2604,909,766

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 
201720182019
Total activity rate 77.74%78.20%78.06%
Men activity rate 81.14%82.24%82.11%
Women activity rate 74.55%74.40%74.25%

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 

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Working Conditions

Legal Weekly Duration
40 hours
Retirement Age
55 years for women and 60 years for men
Working Contracts
Most of contracts are fixed-term contracts, but there are also indeterminate contracts
Labour Laws
Consult Doing Business Website, to obtain a summary of the labor regulations that apply to local entreprises.

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Cost of Labour

Minimum Wage
In 2021, the minimum wage is BYR 400 per month according to the Belarusian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.
Average Wage
In 2021, the average monthly gross salary was 1,290 BYR according to the data of the National Committee of Statistics of Belarus.
Social Contributions
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers: 34% of the gross salary, but not more than five times the average monthly gross salary.
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employees: 1%

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Social Partners

Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
Some trade unions: the BFTU (The Belarusian Free Trade Union), the BCDTU (The Congress of Democratic Trade Unions).
Unions
BFTU (the Belarusian Free Trade Union)
Labour Regulation Bodies
Ministry of Labor and Social Protection

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Latest Update: September 2022

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