Turkish unions divided over govt proposal on pay rise

The Turkish government proposed early on Sunday to raise salaries of civil servants by 4 percent in January and 4 percent in July 2011.

Turkish unions divided over govt proposal on pay rise

The Turkish government proposed early on Sunday to raise salaries of civil servants by 4 percent in January and 4 percent in July 2011.

The government also proposed to make additional payment of 80 Turkish liras (TL), and raise family assistance to 20 TL each for the first and second half of 2011.

Collective bargaining between the government and civil servants' unions ended with this proposal. Memur-Sen, one of the civil servants' unions, accepted the proposal, whereas Kamu-Sen rejected it.

"With this rise, the lowest salary will increase to 1,534 TL in July 2011 together with the family assistance," Turkey's State Minister Hayati Yazici told reporters after the collective bargaining in Ankara.

The lowest salary is actually 1,300 TL.

Yazici said the difference between the current lowest salary and the lowest salary of 2011 would be net 234 TL, which was equal to 18 percent, and defined it a perfect rise.


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