Through a referring link on our website, we visited the website of the TRNC Ministry of Labour and Social Security and noted a Turkish language posting which, after translating  to the best of our ability, we are bringing  to the attention of those readers who may wish to seek further advice as to their working status within the TRNC.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security Inspections for unregistered workers continues increasingly in all areas.

Between 10 April and 21 April, 225 workplaces and 384 employees were audited by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security throughout the country. It was determined that 27 employees were unauthorized in 15 workplaces and an administrative penalty amounting to TL63,855.00 was made.

Within the scope of struggle to control informal working, the Labour Office affiliated to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, with the Social Insurance Office, The Ministry of Public Works and the Transport’s Department of Traffic Affairs, the Permission Board and the Police General Directorate have jointly launched checks throughout the country since April 10,  continuously.

With the participation of relevant institutions, audits have been carried out on different days and hours in six districts; Workers, work permits, such as buses / minibuses, etc., have been stopped by the Police Department and Police Traffic Squads, while inspectors belonging to the Labour Office and Social Insurance Office carried out inspections of social security payments.

The inspections were carried out nationwide between April 10 and 21, by the Labour Office, Social Insurance and Reserve Fund Office of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security; with the aim of combating informal working,  a total of 225 workplaces / employers were audited, including 69 in Nicosia, 49 in Girne, 34 in Famagusta and 73 in Güzelyurt.  The total employees audited was 123  in Lefkosa, 96 in Famagusta, 82 in Girne and 83 in Güzelyurt a total of 384 employees (126 TC + 199 TRNC + 60 Other Nationals) were investigated. 

It was determined that 27 employees were unauthorized in 15 workplaces and an administrative penalty amounting to TL 63,855.00 was made.

 Source: TRNC Ministry of Labour and Social Security