Turkish gov't, unions agree, wages increase 8.7 pc

State Minister Murat Basesgioglu said there would be a 4 percent rise in the current wages of civil servants as of January 2009 and a 4.5 percent increase starting from July 2009.

Turkish gov't, unions agree, wages increase 8.7 pc

Turkish state minister said on Friday that there would be an annual cumulative increase of 8.7 percent in the wages of civil servants in Turkey in 2009.

State Minister Murat Basesgioglu delivered a statement following the completion the fifth round of collective bargaining talks between the government and civil servants' labor unions in capital Ankara on Friday.

Basesgioglu said that the parties finally reached an agreement in collective bargaining talks which started on August 15th.

He said there would be a 4 percent rise in the current wages of civil servants as of January 2009 and a 4.5 percent increase starting from July 2009.

Accordingly, the lowest civil servant wage would be 1,163 YTL as of January 2009 and 1,215 YTL as of July 2009, Basesgioglu said. (1 USD equals 1.18 YTL)

The average civil servant wage would rise up to 1,414 YTL in January 2009, while it would increase to 1,478 YTL as of July 2009, he added.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Ağustos 2008, 14:16
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