TÜRK-İŞ President Ergün ATALAY participated in the meeting, Information of outsourced workers who were not covered by 696, organized by Yol-İş Trade Union.
696 was held in 8 February 2018 meeting hall in the General Directorate of Highways on Thursday.
TÜRK-İŞ President Ergün ATALAY and TÜRK-İŞ General Financial Secretary Ramazan AĞAR made evaluations about the outsourced workers.
Chairman ATALAY started his speech by referring to the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin. President ERDOĞAN reminded that at the group meeting of his party, he announced that everyone in the subcontractor would be staffed, and that as a result of the decree numbered 696, subcontractor workers working in private budget organizations and SEEs were excluded.
"Everyone without unconditional rules, as stated by the President, should be appointed to the cadre"
Stating that the workers who do the main job are not staffed, ATALAY said, “At the moment, the person who cleans the snow does not enter, the one who maintains the road on the railway does not. As the President of the Republic I want to bring to the agenda, everyone without any unconditional rules should be on the staff. At this point, 1 million people enter the staff. If you add up those that are out of scope, it would not reach 70-75 thousand. If you travel 100 kilometers, if you forget the 100 meters, nobody talks about the way you have done, but talks 100 meters. Dear Minister of Transport, General Manager of Highways must come before us and follow these works. If we want to ensure peace in institutions, if we want to ensure peace, all those outside, including the SEEs, should be included under this roof. If they don't, we'll continue to talk about it in any environment, on any platform. We do not let go of this business. "We will continue to keep the collar of those who hinder this work," he said.
Referring to the importance of the operation carried out in Afrin, ATALAY said, “This soldier is our soldier, this country is our country. If something happens to the country, we cannot sleep, travel, talk about the worker's issue. I call out for the issue of the highway worker, the issues of the workers in SOEs to be resolved as soon as possible, and for them to be recruited under the roof of the state. "We should not be overshadowed by the SOEs and those who do not transfer to other staff in the subcontractor."
"We want staff for all subcontracted workers without exception"
At the beginning of his speech, TÜRK-İŞ General Financial Secretary Ramazan AĞAR emphasized that YOL-İŞ and TÜRK-İŞ support the Afrin operation and stand by the state. AĞAR reminded that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave the good news that 900 thousand subcontractor workers working in the public sector will be recruited in his speech at the group meeting and said, “The good news given by our President that the subcontractor workers in the public will be recruited were welcomed by the workers, their families and the trade unions. However, the exclusion of subcontracted workers working in private budget organizations and SEEs as a result of the Decree No. 696 has led to our bitter satisfaction. Subcontracted workers working on highways were excluded. Contract labor and staff with the problem of Turkey's agenda as the Business Road-most members of Highways workers and we have been victimized, "he said.
AGAR continued his speech as follows:
“The workers excluded from the Highways by the Decree No. 696 constitute workers who work alongside subcontractors who undertake turnkey works such as road maintenance and repair services, and anti-snow services, which are part of the main job. Currently, the number of workers working alongside the subcontractors undertaking turnkey work is around 10 thousand. In the decree, these 10 thousand of our workers were excluded. The second group, which is excluded from the scope, consists of workers who carry out maintenance and services of tunnels and 5 thousand people who do all kinds of work in tunnels under consultancy services. The number of subcontractor workers on the Highways that were excluded by the same decree, that is, who did not benefit from the regulation, is around 16 thousand in total. This is the picture that disappoints the workers and their families. It is not only the Highway workers who are excluded from the scope of the said Decree, but also subcontractors working in organizations managed by the general budget, special budget organizations and SEEs. We do not only highlight our own institution, the Highways. We don't just want staff for workers working on Highways. We want staff for all subcontracted workers without exception. "
Emphasizing that they want this work initiated by President Erdogan to be completed with good and good, AĞAR said, “President, Prime Minister, we will tell you about our troubles and troubles. We said so far, you always found a solution. We believe that you will solve this problem. We have full assurance to you. Our government and we had set out as all subcontractors. Since we started out as all of the subcontracted workers, then let's complete this job ”he said.