Posts tagged as workers

Workers coming from abroad help to ease labour shortages

By Orsolya Soosaar on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Data from Statistics Estonia show that the average gross monthly wage was up 7.5% over the year in the third quarter of 2018. The rate of wage growth in recent quarters has been affected by the income tax reform. Labour shortages are being eased by workers hired from abroad, and this has reduced the upwards pressure on wages. Strong wage growth and the data released yesterday on the operating results…

Turkey jails 24 Istanbul airport workers pending trial after protests

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A Turkish court has jailed pending trial 24 people involved in protests over work conditions at Istanbul’s new airport last week, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Wednesday. The airport is a centerpiece of a 15-year construction boom under President Tayyip Erdogan. It has an initial planned capacity of 90 million passengers a year, making it one of the world’s biggest airports. Istanbul’s governor said on Sunday more than 400 people…