Publication of the Study "Undernourishment and Poverty Thresholds in Turkey for June 2021
Ali Yalçın's live intervention on the set of Bloomberg HT
Memur-Sen demands increase against rising inflation
Publication in the Official Gazette of the number of members by trade unions and confederations in the public service
Yalçın met with trade union leaders of Giresun, Samsun and Ordu provinces
Purchasing power of civil servants at half-mast, society's expectations must be taken into account
Enlarged meeting of the Council of Presidents of Memur-Sen
32nd Session of the Memur-Sen Trade Union Leaders' Assembly
Statistical Data on Hunger and Poverty Line in Turkey for the month of January 2021
Memur-sen Confederation is regularly conducting a research on Hunger-Poverty Line in Turkey, According to data shown in that research, the hunger rate for a family composed of 4 people is estimated to be 2.639,7 Lira while the poverty line is 7.576,1 Lira.
In January 2021, Food items have increased by almost 1.7% higher than in December 2020.
Turkey has registered a remarkable increase in food prices, 26.77% on Mandarin, 21.29% on cucumber, 18.55% on banana pepper and 14.6% on Yogurt. However, Turkey has registered reduction in the price of some other food items, such as; 45.79% on cucumber, 21.17% on Tomatoes, 17.6% on spinach and 11.72% on courgette.
In January 2021, Heating bills have increased to almost 1.04% higher than in December 2020, electric bills have increased by 6.18% and housing prices have increased by 1.28%.
As for January 2021 statistics, clothes prices fell by almost 1.8% compared to month of December 2020. Clothes prices went through remarkable changes, 13.91% increase in the price of pajamas, 4.26% increase in the price of belts and 2.99% increase in the price of shoe repairing. In the addition to this, the prices for truck suits rose by 14.48, the price for jerseys rose by 10.46% and the price for sweaters rose by 8.72%.
Cosmetic and care prices have increased by 2.58%. Perfume prices have increased by 10.61% and toilet paper rose by 2.41%.
Water bills have increased by 7.16%.
Prices for Telecommunication and health Services have increased.
Telecommunication prices have increased by 1.95%, mobile phones’ bills increased by 14.28% and the price for PTT parcels delivery has increased by almost 6.9%.
Health services’ bills have increased by 3.23 %, the value per bed (in hospitals) increased by 9.7% and drug prices rose by 3.03%.
Transportation prices have increased by almost 4.07%. Flight tickets prices increased by 9.24%, driving courses cost rose by 9.59%. However, Metro tariffs fell by 1.54% and car rental charges fell by 0.34%.
Education and Culture materials have increased by almost 1.30%. Stationery prices rose by 12.65%, toys prices rose by 7.48%. However, university contribution margin has slightly fell by 2.52% and pilgrimage fees fell by 2.43%.