Family, Labor and Social Services Minister Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk met with TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, TOBB members and bureaucrats in the “Short Work Allowance Information Webinar” program organized by video conference method.
Stating that steps were taken to facilitate the services of SGK and İŞKUR in the new coronavirus process, Minister Selçuk reminded that the package corresponds to 100 billion lira resource, under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Reminding that the conditions of the Short-Term Work Allowance have been facilitated, Minister Selçuk explained that they reduced the number of premium payments required to benefit from 600 to 450 days and 120 days to 60 days, and said, we aim to increase. ” he spoke.
Explaining to the workers that 12 percent of their premium earnings for the last 60 months have been paid by İŞKUR, this corresponds to 75-78 percent of the net wage of the worker, and added that the general health insurance premiums of the workers benefiting from the payment have been met.
Application For More Than 270 Million Workers From 3 Thousand Firms
Minister Selçuk stated that within the scope of the Short-Term Work Allowance, more than 270 million workers were made from nearly 3 thousand companies, “Our reaching 3 million applications shows that our employers keep our 3 million workers in employment contracts.” said.
Stating the statistics regarding the number of workers and sectors of the workplaces where applications come from, Selçuk stated that the measures to be taken according to these data will be discussed. Stating that one of the most important issues is the Short Work Allowance applications, Selçuk stated that they received some applications with duplicate or missing points.
Emphasizing that there are no restrictions on the number of sectors or workers in benefiting from the allowance, Selçuk stated that all businesses can apply.
Stating that the application has been made for the appropriation in the last period as never before in the past 15 years, Selçuk stated that they received an average of one hundred thousand requests per day.
Stating that facilitative measures were taken to make payments in this process, Selçuk stated that with the last legal arrangement, they left the process related to the determinations after the payment, thereby accelerating the payments. Selçuk stated that they have completed the deserved payments for March.
Reminding that a regulation was made to restrict the termination of business contracts in order to protect workers and employment, Selçuk said that when the wheels start to return, they will adapt the production more easily without losing any workers.
Noting that the pandemic period free leave cash fee support was brought with the termination constraint, and those who benefited from it, the general health insurance premiums were met, Selçuk explained that this year, 75 lira minimum wage support will be maintained, and that 7 billion lira support will be provided over the minimum wage.
Selçuk said, “The whole world is trying to fight the pandemic process. Currently, we are successfully carrying out the process with the measures we have taken regarding health, economy, working life and social life. We strive to execute quickly. This happens with your support in the field. ” he spoke.
Noting that workers, employers and the state will overcome this process with the spirit of national mobilization, Selçuk stated that they believe that production will continue more vividly than before when the economy is revived.
Minister Selçuk said, “Our only goal is not to leave our employees without income support. This was the instruction we received from our President. We will stand by our employees, protect employment, and strengthen the economic and financial resistance of our businesses and businesses as well as our companies. ” said.
“We Believe That Employment Will Increase”
Minister Selçuk answered the questions after his statements. "Do all sectors benefit from short-time working allowance?" On the question, Selçuk reiterated that there is no sector restriction in this regard and that everyone can apply. Expressing that they are looking for compliance in the applications, Selçuk pointed out that there are criteria for the company to either stop the works completely or work at a ratio of 3 to 1.
Emphasizing that the Unemployment Insurance Fund is on both occasions to increase the resistance of the employer and to protect the employment of the employee, Selçuk took a promise from the employers to increase employment after the coronavirus outbreak.
Selcuk, Turkey to the world, "We close this year increasing both pandemic and we jumped in the employment process." He expressed his belief that he would deliver his message and that TOBB's leadership was important in this.
“Conformity Determination After Payment”
"Your application has been accepted." Stating that the message was sent, Selçuk said, “We will translate the determination of conformity after the payment. At this stage, our most important goal for April-May is to be able to deliver this to you quickly. ” said.
TOBB President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that they will forward their survey among employers to İŞKUR and the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services.
Minister Selçuk, celebrating the April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day at the end of the program, said, “We have finished a century. Hopefully the next process in Turkey, more prosperous, more dynamic, we will witness the productive period. " he spoke.
By observing the month of Ramadan, which wants to enforce a rule at home against the epidemic social distancing Selcuk, this process employers said employees showed that Turkey can overcome difficulties.