Turkey -Trade union campaigns for better minimum wage -December 23, 2014

Trade union DISK has called on the government to increase the national minimum wage ahead of a possible change in the base pay of Turkish workers. The demand is to increase the actual level of the monthly net minimum wage (of 891 liras) to a minimum of 1,800 lira (635 euro).

Trade union DISK has called on the government to increase the national minimum wage ahead of a possible change in the base pay of Turkish workers. The demand is to increase the actual level of the monthly net minimum wage (of 891 liras) to a minimum of 1,800 lira (635 euro). According to an OECD report on Income Inequality and Poverty, Turkey’s relative income poverty increased significantly between the start of the global economic crisis and 2011.

English: http://www.disk.org.tr/2014/12/net-minimum-wage-777/  


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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