Workers working in the Sabuncubeli Tunnel are going to Ankara for the action: The subcontractor workers who were dismissed while working in the Sabuncubeli Tunnel, which was started on the Izmir-Manisa Highway and is planned to reduce the transportation between the two cities to 2 minutes, argued that about 15 months' wages, severance and notice payments were not paid. he drove and set out to do an action in Ankara.
The subcontractor workers who were dismissed while working in the Sabuncubeli Tunnel, which was started to be built on the Izmir-Manisa Highway and was planned to reduce the transportation between the two cities to 2 minutes, set out to take action in Ankara, claiming that they were not paid about 15 months' wages, severance and notice pay. The workers, who stated that they will take action in front of the Prime Ministry, Ministry of Transport and the company building, demanded that their receivables be paid.
The work in the Sabuncubeli Tunnel, which is among the 35 projects planned to be carried out by the AK Party government in Izmir and whose foundation was laid on September 9, 2011, stopped a while ago due to the financial difficulties of the company carrying out the construction. The firm removed 175 workers. The workers, who argued that they could not get the severance and notice payments in addition to their wages of approximately 5 months, set out for Ankara to make their voices heard. Explaining that they are in a difficult situation, the workers said that they will take action in front of the Prime Ministry, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications and the company building.
Yaşar Beşli, 40, one of the workers, who stated that they were in a difficult situation due to the unpaid salaries and could not meet with their two children studying at the university, said, “I have been working in the company that built the tunnel for 3 years. Our job was terminated on 30 November without any notification. A total of 175 people were dismissed, and all of them were in a difficult situation. My salary, seniority and notice compensation for about 5 months were not paid. It is stated that our problem will be solved in our talks with the authorities, and we decided to take action to express our situation. We will continue our struggle to seek our rights. We will take action to make our voices heard in Ankara. My two children are studying at university. My phone is turned off because the bills have not been paid and I cannot see my children. Bornova Mayor Olgun Atila bought our tickets to go to Ankara, and we thank him for his support ”.
Employee Kamil Puslu, married and father of a daughter, stated that he could not return home because he did not have money and said, “They always give us different dates for our money to be paid. We decided with friends, we will go to Ankara. We will seek our rights by going where necessary, ”he said.
The workers then got on the minibus to go to Ankara and set out to protest.