Traffic Revolt of Citizens in Izmir: While the personnel of İZBAN A.Ş., which operates the suburban transportation between Aliağa and Torbalı in İzmir, continued to strike on the 7th day, the citizens rebelled.
While the personnel of İZBAN A.Ş., which operates the suburban transportation between Aliağa and Torbalı in Izmir, continued to strike on the 7th day, the citizens rebelled.
TCDD, which operates the suburban transportation between Aliağa and Torbalı in İzmir, and İZBAN A.Ş., a joint company of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality. staff have decided to strike since last Tuesday. According to the decision taken by the Demiryol-İş Union due to the disagreement in the collective bargaining negotiations involving 340 employees working in İZBAN, a strike started at 08.00:XNUMX on Tuesday. In addition to ESHOT and İZULAŞ, İZDENİZ increased its flights in order not to negatively affect the people of İzmir from the strike. Despite this, citizens suffered the most from the strike. From Aliağa, which is the route of İZBAN, to Konak direction and from Gaziemir to Konak direction, the traffic almost came to a halt. While citizens who used İZBAN before, İZBAN did not work due to a strike, they went to traffic with their private vehicles, and when the number of bus lines increased, traffic in İzmir became unbearable. While all the buses were full, the citizens rioted due to the standing and jammed journey. Izmirians who left their homes early to reach their jobs due to heavy traffic could not reach their jobs on time due to traffic.
Citizens in rebellion
Karşıyaka Waiting for a bus at Serinkuyu stop, Esma Akan said, “We have been experiencing a lot of trouble for a week. We go home and work late in 2 hours. This should be fixed as soon as possible. I used İZBAN all the time, I have to use a bus, but the bus also comes in an hour. We cannot get on the incoming buses because they are crowded, and when we get on, they are not going due to the traffic. "I leave the house early, but I'm running late again," he said. Karşıyakaabout BayraklıErsin Eren, who tried to go to his workplace in his private vehicle, said, “The traffic is in a terrible situation. It drives an hour every morning due to the strike. Normally, I would arrive in 1 minutes. I leave home early but still cannot reach the workplace on time. I hope the strike will not last long, we expect it to end as soon as possible, ”he said. Serdal Üstün said, “It is a very bad situation. Since İZBAN does not work, he is forced into traffic with his car and the roads are blocked. I leave home early, but I'm still late for work due to traffic. In case İZBAN does not work, İzmir traffic will always be locked ”.
Çiğli-Karşıyaka The minibus driver Ali Kotan, who traveled between, said, “We spend our whole day on the road. Normally from Çiğli KarşıyakaI was going to 40 minutes. But now I'm halfway to 40 per minute. More 40 per minute Karşıyaka"I will reach" he said.
İZBAN announced the latest offer yesterday
Yesterday, a statement was made by İZBAN A.Ş. about the collective agreement that caused a transportation crisis. In the statement, “In the period when inflation is 7,64, our latest offer, which includes 1 times (2%) wage increase and 15 days bonus in the 75st year, 80 days bonus in the second year and 1 point above the inflation rate, unfortunately, it was not accepted yet, insisting that the strike be continued. On the contrary, while we were waiting for a positive step, the union increased its bid, known as 16.53 before the strike decision, pushing everything back to an impasse with the same irreconcilable attitude and took an attitude that did not even accept its previous offer. The statement included the salary chart to be formed after the unaccepted offer. Accordingly, the net wages of the employees are as follows: Technician, 2 thousand 615 TL (+ 411 TL road and food), driver 2 thousand 562 TL (+ 411 TL road and food), technician 2 thousand 356 TL (+ 411 TL road and meal), station operator 2 thousand 293 TL (+ 411 TL road and meal), accounting staff 2 thousand 234 TL (+ 411 TL road and meal), cashier 2 thousand 279 TL (+ 411 TL road and food), box office attendant 2 thousand 261 TL (+ 411 TL road and meal)