Who will be eligible for allowance if short work is started? Approximately 2.2 million people are employed in the sectors whose activities are restricted or suspended in accordance with the Ministry of Internal Affairs circular published this week. Only the workers whose names are included in the previous application will be able to receive allowance from the workers working in the workplaces returning to short work. Those who were not listed before or who were employed later will not be able to benefit from the allowance.
In accordance with the new circular published on the increase in coronavirus cases, only takeaway will be made in restaurants, restaurants, patisseries, cafes, cafeterias. Cinema fading will remain closed until the end of the year, coffeehouse, coffee house, country garden, internet cafes and halls, electronic game halls, billiard halls, clubs and tea gardens and carpet fields until a new decision is made. Shopping malls, markets, barbers, hairdressers and beauty centers will be open only between 10.00 in the morning and 20.00 in the evening.
Among these sectors, retail trade and food and beverage sector are the sectors with high employment. As of August, 1 million 374 thousand and 667 thousand insured people are working in these two sectors, respectively. Among others, there are approximately 2.2 million insured workers in the sectors affected by the restriction decision. Taking into account the number of workers insured in Turkey is 14.7 million, it is possible to say that the restrictions involved in the sector will be affected by decisions of 15 percent.
After the pandemic, 3.2 million people benefited from the short work allowance in April and May, when the first decision to close their workplaces was taken. With the normalization of the industrial sector, the number of beneficiaries decreased to 2.5 million in June, and decreased in the following months to 927 thousand in October.
A total of 2 million 82 thousand people have benefited from the unpaid leave application that started on April 17 in parallel with the dismissal ban. In October, 540 thousand people received unpaid leave support.
WHO WILL BE GIVEN IF SHORT WORK?
Short work and unpaid leave will be on the agenda again for those working in the sectors whose activities are restricted or completely stopped. Workers who have applied for short work until the end of June and whose names are notified to İŞKUR will be able to benefit from the short work allowance. Workers who are hired later in these workplaces will not be able to benefit from the short work allowance.
In order to receive short-time work allowance, it is necessary to have at least 450 premium days in the last 3 years as of the date of application for the allowance and to work with a 60-day service contract. Those who fulfill the premium day condition later will not be able to receive any allowance unless their names are in the application list made until June.
Those who cannot benefit from short work and are on unpaid leave will be able to receive 39.24 TL daily cash wage support.
A significant number of employees in Turkey is composed of uninsured people. Uninsured employees in sectors whose activities are restricted or stopped will not be able to benefit from any allowance.
The duration of the short work grant was determined as December 31, 2020. However, with the decision of the president, the month of June 2021 of the implementation