The parties came together in the bargaining of more than 700 thousand workers in the public sector. Vedat Bilgin, Minister of Labor and Social Security, met with HAK-İŞ President Mahmut Arslan and TÜRK-İŞ President Ergün Atalay.

Türk-İş on behalf of the workers and the Turkish Heavy Industry and Service Sector Public Employers’ Union on behalf of the employer are at the bargaining table. The employers’ union proposed that the base salary of the public worker be 12 thousand liras and a 40 percent increase for the first 6 months. The expectation of the workers’ side is a base wage of 15 thousand liras and a 45 percent increase.

President Erdogan: I will make it public on Tuesday

On the other hand, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also gave messages on the economy at the AK Party’s Great Istanbul Meeting held in Atatürk Airport National Garden.

He announced that the raise rate, which public workers are eagerly waiting for, will be announced tomorrow. Stating that the minimum wage will be reviewed again, Erdoğan said;

We will not only add the inflation difference to the salaries of our civil servants in July, but also increase the welfare share. I hope to announce to the public on Tuesday the results of our minister’s talks with the unions. And by explaining this, I believe that our workers will enter the next period in a very different way.”

Closely related to other contracts

On the other hand, the 7th Term Collective Bargaining negotiations, covering the years 2024-2025, in which the rate of increase in the salaries of approximately 3.5 million civil servants and 2.5 million retired civil servants will be determined, will begin as of August 1.

In this respect, the 2023 Public Collective Bargaining Agreement Framework Protocol, which concerns public workers, is also important in terms of determining the frameworks of collective bargaining agreements to be signed in the private sector, especially the collective agreement of civil servants.

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