They have increased the minimum wage in Turkey by about 500 pounds

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The Turkish government has increased the monthly minimum wage for next year by about 500 Turkish lira /54.90 euros at today’s exchange rate / compared to 2020, BTA reports.

Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Zehra Zumrut Selcuk announced that the gross minimum monthly wage in 2021 will be 3,557 Turkish lira, which is about 391 euros (compared to 2,943 Turkish lira in 2020), after the disputed negotiations ended. between the trade unions and the Commission for determining the minimum wage in Turkey.

The net minimum wage will be 2,825 Turkish lira, which is about 308 euros (against 2,325 pounds in 2020).

According to the minister, the amount of 2,825 Turkish lira applies to single people and employees without children. The monthly minimum wage for family workers and parents will be 3,313 Turkish lira.

The social minister also said that “President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decrees have initiated incentive programs worth more than 45 billion pounds of support to reduce the negative effects of the pandemic.

We paid social security contributions of 2.5 billion Turkish lira to over 3 million workers. We ensured the continuation of the employment relationship by implementing short employment programs, which were extended from 3 to 6 months. Since April, the government has paid aid worth 6.5 billion Turkish lira.

However, the unions disagreed with the government’s decision.

“We oppose the decision, we do not agree. The set net minimum wage is insufficient, far from meeting the needs and expectations of employees. Workers are facing increasing difficulties in their livelihood,” said the secretary of the largest workers. Syndicate Turk-ish Nazmi Irgat.