The decision of the Minimum Wage Determination Commission to increase the minimum wage to 13 thousand 414 gross and 11 thousand 402 lira net as of July 1, 2023 was published in the Official Gazette.
In the decision, in accordance with Article 39 of the Labor Law No. 4857 and Article 522 of the Presidential Decree on the Presidency Organization No. 1, the Minimum Wage Determination Commission, which is tasked with determining the minimum wage of any worker who works with an employment contract and is within the scope of this law or not. It is stated that he started his work on 13 June and continued until 20 June.
As a result of the 3 meetings held, a single minimum wage was determined at the national level, the minimum wage of the worker for one day of normal work was determined as 447 liras and 15 cents between July 1 and December 31, 2023, and the minimum wage support was continued as 500 lira in the July-December 2023 period, with the scope of the support. It was reported that it was unanimously decided to propose the re-determination of the principles and procedures and to publish the decision in the Official Gazette to enter into force on 1 July 2023.
Emphasizing that the minimum wage is the minimum wage to be paid, the following statements were included in the reasoning of the decision:
“According to the Minimum Wage Regulation, which regulates the determination of the minimum wage, the minimum wage is not a bargaining wage. During the determination of the minimum wage, our Commission worked to take a decision within this framework and evaluated factors such as the living conditions of the workers and the inflation target. The daily minimum wage has been determined as 447 liras and 15 cents between July 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.