Statement by Liman İş Union İzmir Branch President Serdar Akdoğan - The strike decision at TCDD- The workers gathered in front of İzmir Port dispersed upon the notification that a compromise was reached. .As of September 3, 2015, due to the ongoing conflict between the Turkish Heavy Industry and Service Sector Public Employers' Union (TÜHİS) and the Liman İş Union, a strike preparation was made in İzmir Port.
Workers gathered in front of Alsancak TCDD Port B Gate, set up a strike tent and hung banners. The strike, which was planned to start with a press release in the morning, ended after it was reported that a compromise was reached in the negotiations in Ankara. The workers, applauding the decision, raised the strike tent and banners. Liman İş Union İzmir Branch President Serdar Akdoğan said in a statement to the AA correspondent that the 2th term TİS negotiations, which started on April 26, were concluded a few hours before the actual strike.
Expressing that the Liman-İş Union President Önder Avcı called them and informed them about the meetings, Akdoğan said, “The negotiations were agreed as of 5 o'clock. Our Chairman stated that they made gains over the phone and that the negotiations were concluded successfully without the need for a strike. May it be good for the country, the nation and our institution.