Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.27 / Trend, A. Akhundov /
An agreement between Azerbaijan and Russia to give people guaranteed pension provision will finally come into force after the legalisation of migrant labour, Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Service for Labour and Employment
Ivan Shklovets told journalists in Baku on Wednesday.
Mr. Shklovets said: "This process is designed from the medium to long term perspective, as this mechanism should be first legalised in full so that migrants are provided with all social guarantees stipulated by Russian law."
He said the agreement will come into force gradually saying it is necessary for migrants in Russia to work under employment contracts, and pay all their insurance premiums to the state budget funds for future pension provision. Only then we can talk about such agreements in full. He added that between three to four million illegal migrants work in Russia.
He went on: "We are trying to legalise the process and without restrictive measures, to ensure the stimulation of the Russian labour market. We've introduced a sufficiently simplified scheme, the so called patents rather than to draw up a package of necessary documents. That means a patent is purchased each month legalising the migrant."
Agreement between the Russian and Azerbaijani governments on guarantees of citizens' rights in pension provision was signed in Baku in 1999.