# How Much Will The New Minimum Wage Be? What is the Minimum Wage Expectation of the Workers?

Speaking about the minimum wage expected by millions of employees, President Erdoğan said, “Our work on the minimum wage continues. It will be announced as soon as possible. We will increase the minimum wage much higher than what has been achieved so far,” he said. Yesterday, the first meeting was held for the 2022 minimum wage, and then the first figures were announced. So when will the 2022nd and 2rd meetings be held for the minimum wage 3?

Vedat Bilgin, Minister of Labor and Social Security, signaled that a serious increase would be made and stated that they would not push the minimum wage against inflation. The minimum wage applied today is 3.577 gross and 2.825 net net. The cost to the employer is 4.203 liras.

The first meeting of the 2022 minimum wage was held yesterday and the first figures were announced. Then, the second and third meeting dates were announced to determine the minimum wage 2022 figure.

The second minimum wage meeting will be held at TÜRK-İŞ on Tuesday, December 7 at 14.00:9, and the third meeting will be held at TİSK on Thursday, December 10.00 at XNUMX:XNUMX.

Vedat Bilgin, Minister of Labor and Social Security, shared the survey made with workers and employers at the Minimum Wage Determination Commission.

## “How much should the minimum wage be?”

At the meeting yesterday, Minister of Labor and Social Security Vedat Bilgin announced the results of the public opinion poll on the hike. “How much should the minimum wage be?” to workers and employers. In the research asked, the parties proposed different figures for the minimum wage.

## Employers Combined for 3.501-3.750 Liras

The majority of employers participating in the survey wanted the minimum wage to be between 3 thousand 501 and 3 thousand 750 liras. The rate of those who wanted this figure was 39,9 percent. 19,3 percent of the employers stated that it should be between 3 thousand 251-3 thousand 500 liras, and 13,7 percent of them stated that it should be between 3 thousand 751-4 thousand liras.

## Workers Have High Minimum Wage Expectations

Employees expect a higher minimum wage than employers. While 37,3 percent of the employees participating in the survey wanted the minimum wage to be between 3 thousand 750 and 4 thousand liras, 13 percent stated that it should be between 4 thousand and 4 thousand 500 liras.

The average figure in the survey shared by Minister Bilgin was 3 thousand 924 liras.

## Minimum Wage Statement from the President

Making a statement about the minimum wage expected by millions of employees, President Erdoğan said, "We will protect our workers from inflation." Regarding the 3600 additional indicators, Erdoğan said, “We are determined on this issue. With this determination, our retirees will have a very peaceful environment.” used the phrases.

Stating that they have been negotiating with the relevant ministers and the party leadership regarding the minimum wage, Erdoğan said, “The minimum wage has been an important issue for our country since 2002. kazanions were obtained. While the net minimum wage for a single and childless worker was 2002 TL at the end of 184, we increased this amount to 2021 TL in 2. The minimum wage has increased nominally 825 times since 2002. The real rate of minimum wage was 15,3 percent. The increase in the real value of the minimum wage is an indicator of the increasing purchasing power of our workers. Considering the purchasing power provided by the minimum wage to the worker in the country where they live, according to international data, our country, which was 131th in 2002 in the index that includes European countries and the USA, moved up to 14th in 2021. We will continue to increase the purchasing power of our workers," he said.

Explaining what has been done for retirees so far, Erdogan said, "Retirees were among our priorities, and it will be the same in the future."