Turkey -Minimum wage proposal leads to heated debate -November 16, 2015

In the successive election campaigns the government party AKP was forced to take the road of the opposition party CHP that had suggested to increase the minimum wage. It included the minimum wage pledge in its Nov. 1 election manifesto and told minimum wage earners that it would be at least 1,300 liras. However, the Minimum Wage Commission determines the minimum wage. Both employer and employee organisations are represented there. They sit down and talk. However, given the reaction from the employers the outlook is not very promising. The head of the Ankara Chamber of Industry stated with a radical proclamation that the minimum wage should be abolished.  

English: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/akps-1300-lira-minimum-wage-pledge-challenges …    

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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