This decision was made by İZBAN staff, not dark hands: Demiryol-İş İzmir Branch President Ervüz said, “This decision was made by İZBAN staff, not dark hands. We took the strike decision by voting as the Railroad-Labor Union. Aziz Bey's words upset us. We are not the material of politics. ” said.
Railroad Workers Union (Railroad-Work) İzmir Branch President Hüseyin Ervüz stated that the employer made a proposal before the strike, asked themselves to the proposal, 216 employees did not accept the proposal, and 5 of them wanted the decision to be accepted, and the decision to go on strike thereafter. He said they received.
Ervüz, who criticized Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu's statements that the strike decision was taken by dark hands, said, “IZBAN personnel made this decision, not dark hands. We took the strike decision by voting as the Railroad-Labor Union. Aziz Bey's words upset us. We are not the material of politics, we are not toys of any political faction. ” said.
Ervüz noted that they had good intentions both as a union and as members since the beginning of the process, said:
“We said 16,4 percent of the agreement would be reached, let's not go on strike. But they put us 12 percent plus 3 percent conditional premiums. They did not increase the bonus for more than 75 days. Our bonus request was 80 to the first year and 90 to the second year. It was 16,4 percent to 19,7 percent, they are missing it from the public. It is a money after all. When we did not accept this money and got up from the table, I said, "Look, if we go on strike, I cannot explain these conditions to the worker." Indeed, that's why we got up from the table. When we had to go on strike, we revealed 24 percent, the point we started. ”
“Bülent Bey's attitude is constructive”
Ervüz stated that they told him that the AK Party İzmir Provincial President Bülent Delican had met with them to end the strike and said, “We have sat down. He said, "There are no big differences between us and I will talk to IZBAN management once and then I will talk to Aziz Bey." We have presented our offer in fees as a single page summary. This is the summary of our meeting with Bülent Bey. He had a constructive approach, let's find a way to solve it. ” he spoke.
Izmir people are waiting for strike to end
Meanwhile, due to the strike in İZBAN, which carries around 350 thousand passengers a day, citizens had to wait for a long time at bus stops or in stuck traffic.
Citizens created long queues to ride on buses.
Atakan Öztayfun, a 17-year-old high school student who explained that he was late for a week due to the İZBAN strike, said, “Employees who go on strike also have a right, but we also have a right. Hopefully the strike will end soon. ” said.