Turkish government has taken a decisive step to introduce flexible working arrangements into labor market. Despite the similar previous legislative efforts had been remained inconclusive in the past, the draft "ON AMENDING THE LABOR LAW AND TURKISH EMPLOYMENT ORGANIZATION LAW” that arranges the temporary working relationship and widening the activity-areas of private employment agencies, and introducing new type of telecommuting, is accepted in Parliament's Health, Family, Labor and Social Policies Commission now.
WHAT IS SECURE FLEXIBILITY IN LABOR MARKET?
Flexicurity, a combined term refers to flexibility and security in the labor market, had been introduced at the beginning of the 2000's. The framework of the term is determined in Directive 2008/104/Ec of the European Parliament and of the Council, adopted on 19 November 2008, stating that "…new forms of work organization and a greater diversity of contractual arrangements for workers and businesses, better combining flexibility with security, would contribute to adaptability. Furthermore, the December 2007 European Council endorsed the agreed common principles of flexicurity, which strike a balance between flexibility and security in the labor market and help both workers and employers to seize the opportunities offered by globalization."
Turkey prepares a spurt in the research and development area in order to achieve innovative technology and high value added products to get a sustainable economic growth rate, which is seen as the only way to promote the competitive capacity of Turkish enterprises and enhance the welfare level of country's rapidly growing population.
The government proposal "Draft on Amending the Law on Supporting Research and Development Activities and Some Other Laws and Statutory Decrees," that includes some articles concerning work permits of foreign R&D personnel, is now in Turkish General Assembly's agenda and is expected to pass through in the forthcoming weeks.