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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A western Indian state has agreed to write off loans to farmers estimated to be worth nearly $5 billion after 11 days of protests that have strangled supplies to the country’s financial capital, Mumbai.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said it is a must for the Turkish government to slash unemployment rate, which hit nearly 13 percent, to single digits again, underlining the country’s strengths and weaknesses on the road to achieving this goal.
Hacer Boyacıoğlu - ANKARA
Turkey’s Labor and Social Security Ministry has dubbed 2018 as the year “to fight child labor” and prepared an action plan that includes several key measures, from tighter controls in child labor intensive sectors to closer examination to schools’ student attendance records, in a bid to achieve this goal.
Turkey’s unemployment rate was announced at 12.6 percent in the February period, with a 1.7 percent year-on-year increase, official data showed on May 15.
The number of registered women wage-earners in Turkey fell by 40,000 in December 2016 compared to the same month of 2015, according to a new report prepared and released by the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV).
Turkey has the largest proportion of people working very long hours in the OECD, according to data compiled on May 1, Labor Day.
Some 357,000 new jobs were created between Jan. 1 and March 20 in Turkey, said a top official, adding that the rising unemployment rate would decrease by May or June.
ATHENS - Agence France-Presse
Greek trade unions marked May Day with a 24-hour nationwide strike and protests against looming new cuts demanded by the country’s creditors in return for bailout cash.
A strike at Turkey’s Akbank has been postponed by 60 days by the Turkish cabinet on March 20, the government has said in the Official Gazette.
Some 7.2 million children in Turkey lived in households suffering from severe material deprivation in 2015, a fresh report has revealed.
FRANKFURT - Agence France-Presse
German airline group Lufthansa and pilots’ union Cockpit said on March 15 they had struck a new deal to end a years-long battle over pay, pensions and jobs.
ANKARA - Reuters
The Turkish unemployment rate of 13 percent registered in the December-February period will be a peak and will fall to around 9.5 percent by the end of 2017 and below 8 percent in 2018, Labor Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu has claimed.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Most Turkish women want a life that is balanced between work and family, according to an international report released on March 8.