The training series for social security auditors commenced under the refugee resilience programme implemented jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the General Directorate for International Labour Force (DG-ILF) of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services (MoFLSS).
The training was delivered to SGK auditors working in Ankara by Prof. Dr. Oğuz Karadeniz, a faculty member of Pamukkale University. Prof. Karadeniz started his lecture stating that “Turkey is setting an example host country for the entire world. We will do our best to establish registered labour. You are the persons who face the social issues on one-on-one basis. Your suggestions will contribute to this process.”
Prof. Karadeniz provided training on “Social Security for Foreigners” and “Syrians and Informal Employment, Status of Foreigners in Labour Markets (demographic variables, regions, sectors, vocations, work times)”.
In the context of the programme, Mr. Mehmet Cihangir, Head of Ankara Training Department of the Ministry of Justice; expert Mr. Şenol Uzun from the General Directorate for Migration Management of the Ministry of Interior, and expert Ms. Necla Uz from DG-ILF provided information on the functions and powers of their respective agencies.
Mr. Cihangir gave information on the concept of foreigner, migrations, causes and types; Mr. Uzun on the Law on Foreigners and International Protection and the Regulation on Temporary Protection; and Ms. Uz on the Law on International Labour, work permits for foreigners, types of work permits and processes.
The one-day training aims to raise awareness of social security auditors who combat informal employment in order to ensure the registration and labour market integration of Syrians who are under temporary protection in Turkey and generally work informally in the labour markets.
The intended outcomes of the training include capacity building for social security auditors to inform employers and employees on work permits and procedures, social security rights for foreigners as well as drafting a report on the experience and suggestions of social security auditors who face informally employed workers and their employees to guide the practice.
The training covers theoretical knowledge as well as case studies on foreign workers issued to trainees who are asked to analyse and resolve the cases in light of the laws and regulations.
The training series will continue in September and October for SGK auditors working in Adana, Bursa, Gaziantep, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Hatay, Konya and Istanbul. At the end, 280 auditors will have received training.