If the welfare allowance is not added, retirees will receive a 15.4 percent increase, and civil servants will receive a 16.4 percent increase.
Ali Yalçın, Chairman of Memur-Sen, said, “The inflation difference between civil servants and retired civil servants has been determined as 16.47 percent”.
In his post on his social media account, Yalçın said, “The market realities that justify the historical increase in the minimum wage rate/amount are also valid for our public officials.” Yalçın said, “The first good news of 2023 should be an ‘additional raise’ that will be given to our public officials in a way that will continue the determined will in 2022.”
“The first good news of 2023 should be an ‘additional raise’, which will be given to our public officials who will continue the determined will in 2022.
With the announcement of the December inflation rate of 1.18% by TURKSTAT; Annual inflation was 64.27%, the inflation difference was 7.84%, and the rate that would be reflected in the salaries/wages of public service/retirees with the 8% Collective S. increase was 16.47%.
“The same market realities apply to public officials”
In order to protect our public servants from the inflationary situation caused by the global economic crisis in 2022, a total of 87% increase was made in salaries/wages, and many important steps were taken towards working life such as Income V. exemption, Contracted staff and Additional Indicator regulation.
The increase in the minimum wage in a way that will meet the rightful expectations is an important reflection of the will to protect the fixed income. The market realities that justify the historical increase in the minimum wage rate/amount are also valid for our public servants.
“Additional raise will relieve our public officials/retirees and will not be forgotten”
The first good news of 2023 should be an ‘additional raise’ to be given to our public servants in a way that maintains the determined will of 2022. With the power and partnership of our state; The ‘additional hike’ to be made in addition to the 16.47% increase will relieve our public servants/retirees and will not be forgotten.”
To retirees, 15.4 percent
TURKSTAT, monthly inflation was 1.18 percent in December; announced annual inflation as 64 percent.
Thus, the inflation rate in the second half of 2022 was 15.4 percent.
According to December data, retirees will receive a 15.4 increase and civil servants will receive a 16.4 increase.
The civil servants had received a 7 percent hike and inflation difference arising from the collective agreement for the second half of the year. Civil servants will receive a 16.4 raise, with an inflation gap of 8.4 percent in December and 8 percent for 2023.
Retirees will also receive a 15.4% raise. However, it is a question of how much these increases will cover the cost of living.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in his statement after the last cabinet meeting, stated that they are determined to reflect Turkey’s earnings and wealth to all segments of the nation, especially the employees, and stated that they will also address the increases in civil servants and pensions with this approach.
In this context, it is expected that an additional support will be provided to the salaries of civil servants and retirees, effective from January, in addition to the inflation difference and the increase they will receive from the collective agreement.