Fourth period collective agreement negotiations, which interest more than 5 million people, has been concluded. The president of the public service commission and Memur-Sen, Mr. Ali Yalçın, accepted the offer made by the Public Employers' Committee. The offer consists of salary raise of 4%+3,5% for 2018 and 4%+5% for 2019. Ali Yalçın hoped that this result brings happiness to Turkey. The agreement was signed by the Public Employers' Committee President Ms. Jülide SARIEROĞLU (Minister of Labour and Social Security) and the president of the public service commission Mr. Ali YALÇIN, who is president of the eleven authorized trade unions affiliated to Memur-Sen were present at the signature ceremony.
Fourth Term Collective Agreement Has Been Signed
Fourth period collective agreement negotiations, which interest more than 5 million people, have been concluded. The president of the public service commission and Memur-Sen, Mr. Ali Yalçın, accepted the offer made by the Public Employers’ Committee. The offer consists of salary raise of 4%+3,5% for 2018 and 4%+5% for 2019. Ali Yalçın hoped that this result brings happiness to Turkey. The agreement was signed by the Public Employers’ Committee President Ms. Jülide SARIEROĞLU (Minister of Labour and Social Security) and the president of the public service commission Mr. Ali YALÇIN, who is president of the eleven authorized trade unions affiliated to Memur-Sen were present at the signature ceremony.
I Wish the Fourth Term Collective Agreement Brings Happiness to Public Servants
After the signature ceremony the President Ali YALÇIN said, “Negotiations began 21 days ago. Yesterday (21st august) after a long and busy period we reached a settlement. I hope this result brings happiness to our country, our members and to our officers. It was difficult for both sides to manage this negotiation period. We had only 21 days to manage an agreement which will be law in force for 2 years. Because giving decisions about the salary rise of 5 million 100 thousand people and to get more rights for them is a big responsibility. At this point I have to say some words for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. I would like to thank the Minister; she made a big contribution to conclude the agreement.”
The Government Raised its Offer at the Rate of 40%
Yalçın said, “The first offer was foreseeing, for two years, a transfer of 27 billion to officers, after negotiations we increased this amount at 36 billion.” Mr. Yalçın added, “As a result Memur-Sen and the Public Employers’ Committee agreed to allocate 36 billion additional from the budget for the salary of public servants.
Our Meetings with the President Erdoğan and the Prime Minister Yıldırım Reflected Positively on the Process
Speaking of contributions to the process of political will Mr. Yalçın said, "It is also necessary to express clearly the will that we put forward on the Fourth Term Collective Agreement has reached at the conclusion of conciliation." After the first proposal, I would like to especially point out that the positive contributions of the negotiations we made with the President and the Prime Minister and the rates that provide compromise after these negotiations have been reached. I must also state that the most important factor that opened the door of the reconciliation by pointing to the line of generosity and justice to the Committee on Public Employers’ during the 4th Term Collective Agreement, was the President himself. This is because the President of the Republic of Turkey has made it possible for a total of 9 billion to come to the collective agreement table.
The Lowest Public Servant Pension will be 2.827 TL in July 2019
Yalçın keeps his words like; "The salary of public servants to pay; 4% + 3,5% for the year 2018 and it is 4% + 5% for 2019. In this framework, the cumulative increase rate for the year 2018 is 7.20% and the cumulative increase rate for the year 2019 is 9.20%. The two-year cumulative increase rate is 17.54%. Within the framework of these rates, the lowest civil servant pension which is currently 2.405 TL, (our one-time friend in the 13th Term) will be 2,827 TL in July 2019. Thus, the total salary will be increased by 422 TL. Apart from the general rate of rise in salary increases, there are also gains in respect of financial and social rights, democratic rights, both in the collective agreement and in the service branch’s collective agreements. For example, our proposal for the use of food and culinary supplies with the Halal Food Certificate, which has its own agenda in the collective agreement process, was included in the text as a collective agreement clause allowing flexible passage at the point of use of halal food certified products. A provision on the increased payment of child allowance for children with disabilities is also included in the text of the general collective agreement. The priority given to the placement of children of public servants who work in the residential areas without educational institutions in the country to the dormitories addressed for the first time in the collective agreement. In the consideration of all these evaluations, we find it very important to sign the settlement on the last day of the collective agreement negotiations and the 4th Term Collective Agreement."