Turkish govt, unions reach agreement on wage hike

Minister of Labor and Social Security Celik announced Tuesday that the deal sees a wage increase of 4 percent in first and second six months, and an increase of 3 percent in third and fourth six months.

Turkish govt, unions reach agreement on wage hike

World Bulletin / News Desk

An agreement was reached on Tuesday in collective bargaining talks between the Turkish government and labor unions.

The deal foresees 4 percent in first and second six months, and an increase of 3 percent in third and fourth six months.

Negotiations between Turk-Is Union and government have been bargaining for salary hikes for 185 thousand public sector workers in 2013-2014.

For workers, Turk-Is had demanded an "inflation+2 points" increase in 2nd 3rd and 4th six months periods and 10% increase for first six months.

Last Mod: 24 Temmuz 2013, 09:30
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