The next 10 Year will be the Year of Railway: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım, stating that the next 10 will be the year of the railway, ılı We have set a goal. They will come after us and should not miss this goal. These folks will not forgive if they miss. Turkey is a guarantee of the region, "he said.
Collective Bargaining Agreement was signed between TCDD and Demiryol-İş Union. Yıldırım, who attended the meeting held at the Meeting Hall of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, stated that it is important to reach an agreement that satisfies both parties in such meetings, “If a job satisfying both sides has been done, this means success. The workplace is always a common space. The employer, the workplace and the employee are an important triangle. The most important leg of this is employees. For this, it is necessary to give the right of employees. You have to give his needs so that your business can be done. ”
Noting that a single nail has not been nailed to railways for half a century, Yıldırım said, “We have revealed unquestionable success in many areas of transportation. We know that the nation loves the railway very much. However, since 50 years of investment has not been made enough, our nation cannot use the railways. Railways were abandoned to their fate. While other countries have focused on railways, unfortunately we have left the railways aside. All of the strong countries have been countries that focused on railways. As the government, we invested 40 billion liras. We will take the high-speed train with 10 in 15 years. We will reach the level where 60 percent of the population can reach. We will launch Ankara-Istanbul flights this year. Then, we will take it to other provinces such as Sivas, Bursa, İzmir, Karaman. The next 10 years will be a railway year. ”
Stating that they will set 2035 targets as the Ministry with the council to be held in Istanbul, Yıldırım said, “We will establish the domestic railway industry. Bringing everything from the outside does not develop this country. To develop this country is by using technology. We will use this technology. We will use it in the countries of the region. We produce locomotives to the UK and other countries. The infrastructure of this will further develop. As of now, there are more than 500 subsidiary industry organizations connected with railway investments. We set a goal. Those who come after us should not miss this goal. If they miss, this nation will not forgive. Turkey is a guarantee of the region, "he said.
Minister Yıldırım said that the contractual differences will be paid by 15 September at the latest.
Speaking at the ceremony, TCDD General Manager Süleyman Kahraman stated that the 25th Period Collective Labor Agreement covers approximately 15 thousand 470 workers, according to the agreement, a raise was made to not exceed 850 TL, which is observed for workers receiving a salary under 200 TL and 4+ for the first year. 4, the second year, 3 + 3, said the hike will be made.
Ergun Altay, the General Director of the Turkish Railways Association, stated that the railways have realized all investments especially in recent years, and said, ay We want the machinists to be workers. We are ready to make fast train sets as railway workers. We want to contribute to this issue. Bu Collective Labor Agreement was signed after the speeches.