Turkey - Minimum wage not enough - October 31, 2019

A typical four-member family living off the minimum wage would not be able to make ends meet, with even basic food expenditure exceeding the minimum wage, says Turkey’s biggest trade union confederation. The Turk-Is research, which has been conducted every month for 32 years, is prepared independently, without using the price data collected by the Turkish Statistical Institute, the authority responsible for producing official statistics in the country. The minimum monthly wage, enforced by law, applies to a large number of employees in the country as more than one-third of Turkey’s 30 million-strong labor force is paid it.

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