State workers lose out amid high inflation, low raises

State workers lose out amid high inflation, low raises
December 22, 2014, Monday/ 18:05:23/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

The lowest-paid public sector employees lost TL 552 this year in wages as salary raises failed to account for high inflation, according to a survey conducted by the Turkish Public Workers' Labor Union (Kamu-Sen). Recent figures from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TürkStat) put the 11-month inflation rate at 8.6 percent, but civil servants were only granted a TL 123 wage increase after taxes, which failed to meet the burden of the higher-than-expected inf

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