According to the information reported on Wednesday by the Turkish government, the ruling party before the election has promised to raise the minimum salary in the country to 1,300 turkish liras (450.50 dollars) , it will be completing by 1st of January 2016.
It will happen despite the fact that some employers unions do not agree with new law.
Ex. Labour Minister Faruk Chelik, on Wednesday in Ankara, said that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) plans to raise the minimum salary until the New Year. Chelik reported that the party attentively looks ahead to exclude the situation when the higher salary could decrease the competitiveness of some companies.
“I see that some employers just now express the discontent, they did not say anything when we were discussing this issue in the summer … We will raise the minimum salary to 1,300 turkish liras,” – announced Chelik. He said that the commission’s meeting which sets the minimum salary every six months will be in next month. The Commission consists of 15 members, there are five representatives from each trade unions and employers’ unions, also five members from the government.
It is expected that the AKP will soon form a new one-party government. Chelik said that, on his opinion, the new government will allocate the time for a progressive conversation with employers and will be able to discuss the possible risks. The increase of the minimum salary would be for employers a new outgo, about 1,000 turkish liras per employee, business owners and employers’ associations have recently appealed to politicians to reconsider the amount of promised minimum salary. However, employees wait for the coming increase.