Turkey -Minimum wage far below hunger threshold -April 13, 2015

Hunger threshold set to 533 euro, nearly double the national minimum wage of 316 euro. Civil servant wages, minimum wages and pensions criticised repeatedly as insufficient.

In a recent study the public workers trade union (Kamu-Sen) set the hunger threshold to 533 euro, nearly double the national minimum wage of 316 euro. Although the country has experienced significant growth over the past decade, millions live under the poverty line and the country is among the worst of the Organisation for Cooperation and Economic Development (OECD) member states regarding income inequality. Civil servant wages, minimum wages and pensions have been criticised repeatedly by the trade unions as insufficient, particularly in 2014 as inflation outpaced wage and pension increases.

English: http://www.todayszaman.com/business_hunger-threshold-nearly-double …

 

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