How much was the minimum wage, how many TL was raised to the minimum wage with the 2023 hike? President Erdogan announces minimum wage hike
The minimum wage increase rate to be made in 2023 has been determined. President Erdoğan announced the net figure of the minimum wage to be applied in 2023. President Erdoğan said, “(Minimum wage) If we encounter an unexpected picture, we will not hesitate to make an interim arrangement as it was last year. So how much was the minimum wage, how much was the 2023 hike and the minimum wage hike?
The new minimum wage, which concerns nearly 7 million employees directly and indirectly all citizens, has been announced. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who held a press conference today after the closed-door meeting held on the evening of December 21, announced the new minimum wage figure. Expressing that we will not hesitate to make interim arrangements like last year, Erdoğan said, “We agreed on 8500 liras.” announced the new minimum wage. The minimum wage, which will be valid in 2023, has increased by 54.66 percent to 10 thousand 8 liras.
AFTER MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES, THERE WILL ALSO BE MORE PAYMENTS AND SALARY INCREASE
The Minimum Wage Determination Commission, consisting of 15 people, consisting of five representatives from the workers, employers and the state, determines the minimum wage. After the minimum wage increase, many payments and salaries will be increased. Age 65 pension, disability pension, unemployment benefit, internship wage, military service and maternity debt, report wages of minimum wage earners and general health insurance premiums will change with the increase in the minimum wage.
HIGHLIGHTS IN PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN’S STATEMENT
The highlights of Erdoğan’s statements, who held a press conference in Beştepe, are as follows:
As every year, they came together this year to determine the minimum wage for next year. Employees and employers could not agree on a common figure after a series of negotiations. Of course, everyone will adopt an attitude in line with their own interests. We do not allow the rights of the workers to be violated and the employers to bear the burden that they cannot bear. We have made sincere efforts to reach agreement on a reasonable point. We want employee representatives to be with us. We couldn’t leave the minimum wage in the middle. There have been many minimum wage negotiations concluded by the government in the past years. This time we did.
The figure we will explain is in line with its general economic and social outlook. Today, our country has reached the highest number of employees in its history with 31.6 million employments against a workforce of 34.7 million. Women’s labor force participation broke records. The continuation of Turkey’s development is followed with interest at a time when the global crisis has shaken even developed countries.
In our country, which was 184 liras in 2002, it increased 30 times in nominal terms and 142 percent in real terms. We have included the minimum wage of all incomes in the exemption section. The increase in inflation during the year caused the minimum wage to rise to 5 thousand 500 liras. We have the bag of this state on our backs. We achieved an average of 80 percent cumulative 95 percent increase in minimum wage throughout the year.
NO COMMITMENT FROM THREE MEETINGS
The Minimum Wage Determination Commission, which held its first meeting on 7 December and its second meeting on 14 December, hosted by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, convened for the third time yesterday.
Türk-İş represented the worker side and TİSK represented the employer side in the meeting, which lasted for about 3 hours in the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, closed to the press.
Türk-İş Chairman Ergün Atalay also attended the last part of the meeting.
Making a statement after the meeting, Atalay announced the minimum wage proposal of the worker side for the first time.
Atalay said, “If they give our proposal 9 thousand liras, we will sign it. If they do not, we will not sit at the table.”
WORKERS STARTED BARGAINING FROM 7 thousand 785 liras
Representing the working class in the commission, Türk-İş demanded that the Hunger and Poverty Boundary Survey be started over 7,785 liras, which is the hunger limit data for November.
He also demanded the share of welfare and the protection of purchasing power against inflation. In addition to this numerical demand, the regulation of income tax brackets in favor of employees and the removal of obstacles to unionization were among the issues that Türk-İş brought to the bargaining table.
LAST OFFER OF THE WORKER WAS 9 THOUSAND LIRA
Making a statement after the meeting, Atalay announced the minimum wage proposal of the worker side for the first time. Atalay said, “If they give our proposal 9 thousand liras, we will sign it. If they do not, we will not sit at the table.”
Türk-İş demanded that negotiations be started over 7,785 liras, which is the hunger limit data of the Hunger and Poverty Line Survey for November.
At the same time, income and stamp tax on the minimum wage has been abolished for 2022 and beyond. In 2022, the minimum wage was raised twice. Following the 50 percent increase in January, the minimum wage to be effective as of July 1, 2022 was determined as 6 thousand 471 gross and 5 thousand 500.35 TL net.