Turkish daily newspapers covered in Tuesday editions collective bargaining between civil servants and the government and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statements in an event for World Farmers' Day.
Almost all papers published news stories about wage increase offer by the government for civil servants. Dailies said that the government proposed to increase the salaries of civil servants by 3 percent in each half of 2012 as well as 2 percent in the first half of 2013 and by another 3 percent for the second half of the same year. Representatives of civil servant unions who demanded a 16 percent pay raise in 2012 and a 14 percent increase in 2013 said that they were ready to take to the streets across the country, the newspapers said. Parliament recently amended the law governing civil servant rights, giving civil servants the right to bargain collectively. The government and the representatives of civil servant unions have been continuing talks to reach a compromise on wage increases in Ankara.
Most of papers wrote about statements made by Premier Erdogan regarding milk project in schools. Papers quoted Erdogan as saying that the children's health and future were of top importance, stating that children could drink milk at schools safely. Erdogan said the project to hand out free milk to schoolchildren
aimed to contribute to the healthy growth of young children.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Mayıs 2012, 09:51