Post distributors working in Istanbul, demanded the right to free transportation. Post office workers from Eminönü to Karaköy protested both the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and the PTT.
Post distributors working in Istanbul, demanded the right to free transportation. Post office workers from Eminönü to Karaköy protested both the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and the PTT. The postmen wanted the metro, tram and city lines ferries to be free to all postmen such as IETT, Metrobus and private public buses.
Postmen working on the European and Anatolian sides took action on the grounds that the municipality made the metro, tram and city line ferries paid and the PTT administration did not give everyone free transportation cards. Approximately 80 members of the Press, Communication and Postal Workers Union (Haber-Sen) gathered in front of the Eminönü Ferry Port at around 11.00:45. The group, who opened a banner saying 'You are sponsoring football for XNUMX million lira, you see the transportation cards to the postman that earns you this money', 'Our right to free transportation cannot be prevented', shouted the slogan 'Transportation is right, we cannot be prevented'.
Using the Galata Bridge, the mailers marching up to the front of the İETT Building in Karaköy made a press statement here. Memduh Tunç, who read the statement on behalf of the group, claimed that since 1924 they were asked to remove the right to free access to the diagnosis. Defending that the IMM obstructs legal rights, Tunç said that the ferries of metro, tram and city lines should be free of charge to all postmen such as IETT, Metrobus and private public buses. Memduh Tunç stated that the postal distributors who work in Istanbul had an average of 12 kilometers per day. He stated that most of the postmen had discomfort such as herniated disc, varicose veins and neck hernia.
'PTT APPLIES PUBLISHED AGENCIES'
Memduh Tunç also criticized the PTT administration, which he argued arbitrarily implied. He said that the relevant article of the collective bargaining agreement does not foresee any distinction between public transport vehicles and distributors, but the PTT does not give everyone a free transportation card. Tunç claimed that the PTT was obliged to provide a free transport card with a photo to all postal distributors who had served in the metropolitan cities regardless of the matter. In the comments, PTT sponsors some sports, especially football, and the postmen did not give free transportation card.
After the explanations, the group dispersed without incident.
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