“Pay Without Work – Social Wage”

  • Senem Ermumcu Pamukkale University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Turkey


The wage is defined in many national and international legal arrangements, especially in the Constitution, due to the fact that the labor contract is the basic element and because of the social and legal importance it carries. In the first paragraph of Article 55 of our Constitution, is included in the definition of "The wage is for your sake". According to article 1 of Convention concerning the Protection of Wages No. 95, prepared by the ILO and approved by Turkey, “ the term wages means remuneration or earnings, however designated or calculated, capable of being expressed in terms of money and fixed by mutual agreement or by national laws or regulations, which are payable in virtue of a written or unwritten contract of employment by an employer to an employed person for work done or to be done or for services rendered or to be rendered”. The wage earned by the worker without any work compensation is called "social wage" in the doctrine. “Social wage” can originate from the law or the employment contract. In this study, the concept of social wage will be discussed and the concept will be examined in the place of our working legislation and in the regulatory judgments of our law.


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Ermumcu, S. (2017). “Pay Without Work – Social Wage”. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 13(12). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2017.v13n12p%p