Salary increase melted in a month

Salary increase melted in a month
Date: 27.1.2021 14:00

While the rise in inflation in food prices continues to increase, this situation erodes the salaries of low and fixed income employees without entering the wallet.

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The 3.6 percent increase in food prices in January compared to the previous month caused half of the 7.3 percent hike rates for civil servants and retirees to melt within a month.
The high increase in food prices, which is the most important expenditure item of citizens, cannot be prevented. While the inflation rate in food prices in 2020 was 20 percent even in official figures, food prices in January 2021 increased by 3.6 percent compared to the previous month. These increases caused the salaries of low and fixed income employees to evaporate. Earlier this month, retirees of civil servants and civil servants increased by 7.3 percent, and SSK and Bağ-Kur retirees by 8.36 percent. However, the 3.6 percent hike in the food increase in January alone, half of the hikes given to civil servants and retirees became steam in a month.


It was not only civil servants and retirees who had steam hikes. The food inflation rate, which reached 20 percent in December, caused the increase in January and the hike of 21.56 percent for the minimum wage to steam. While the minimum wage increase of 500 TL disappeared not only against food prices, but also with increases in house rents and bills, the worker almost became in debt.
According to the data shared by KAMUAR, the R&D unit of the United Public-Business Confederation, 23.4 percent in bread, flour, bulgur, pasta prices and 19.1 percent milk and dairy products in meat-fish prices in January this year compared to January last year. There was an increase of 21.4 percent in egg prices. Oil prices increased by 47.5 percent compared to a year ago. Fruit prices increased by 35.1 percent, vegetable prices by 51.6 percent and pulses prices by 30.8 percent in the last year.


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