The collective bargaining negotiations between workers and bosses came to a deadlock in İZBAN, a light rail suburban system that unites İzmir on the north-south route. İZBAN workers are counting the days for the strike. We talked with Hüseyin Eryüz, the head of the İzmir Branch of the Union of Railway Workers and the representatives of the union workers working in İZBAN.
İZBAN is the biggest urban rail transportation system that connects the city with Aliağa-Selçuk route. It is a huge urban transportation vehicle that trains the 05.20 to 01.23 every day in the morning. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD employer in İZBAN. 136 worker member of the Railway Workers Union every day 342 brings more than a thousand citizens to workplaces, schools and homes.
The long-term collective bargaining agreement between İZBAN and the union could not be reached. While the workers want to raise around an average of around 28, İZBAN management offered an increase of around 14 on average, far behind inflation.
In the case of İZBAN, which has no result from the mediation process, the daily good faith of 60 started. For İZBAN workers, this time 22 expires in December. However, the union 22 plans to strike before reaching December.
We met with İZBAN workers, who counted the days for the strike, at the İzmir branch of Demiryol-İş Trade Union and talked about the point reached için
Hüseyin Eryüz, Head of İzmir Branch of Demiryol-İş, İZBAN Chief Commercial Officer Ahmet Güler, Workplace Representative Berkant Arda and collective bargaining expert Yeşim İnal told soL.
'ALL PROCESSES CONSUMED, WE HAVE NO OPTION FOR STRIKE'
Hüseyin Eryüz, Head of the Izmir Branch of the Turkish Railways Association, said, Send We have exhausted all the processes stipulated in the law. All ways to compromise have been tried and sold out. Conflict resolution. We used the mediation process. We have great disagreements with İZBAN management at the point we have arrived. G
Eryüz stated that none of the items related to wages had been agreed on, whereas the majority of the administrative articles had passed, Eryüz continued:
. The deadline for the strike is 22 December. But you can know that the government is getting strike deferment decisions. Even though the state of emergency was abolished, a decision was adopted in our business and banking business in the state of emergency. These two business lines have the right to strike or postponement. There is such a critical situation. In fact, before this law was passed, we had applications to the International Transport Trade Union ITF and the International Labor Organization ILO. We had demanded that there should be a right to strike in urban transport. This demand came full scrutiny government said, can be struck in urban transport. We went on strike in Izmir for the first time at 2016. When the strike broke out in İZBAN, the government played a game to destroy this right by making 15 an excuse for July. He brought to life an app that passed the trumps. We have the right to strike on paper, but we can take this right at any moment, there is such a situation. Gre
'22 WILL DECIDE BEFORE RANGE'
Eryüz said that they exhausted all the processes legally and said that the strike came to the door. We have used all the times and processes to avoid these situations. 60 used the end of the day period, 60 the first day of the conflict of the arrest. We used the mediation period 15 days, the right to extend for six days, we used it. The strike is also risky, because you will not use 60 daily until the end of the day because you will not use it. Therefore, we will consult and determine the most appropriate strike time. 22 won't wait until December. The strike will be in any case. We have no choice but to take a strike decision, otherwise our authority falls. We are not a mindless union that will reduce our power. Yet
WHAT DOES İZBAN WORKERS WANT?
Instead of going to the employer percentages of İZBAN, Eryüz stated that they went to the purchasing power in the market by taking into consideration the figures that will destroy the strokes that the economy hit on the labor front.
Ik We went to the employer with the demands of İZBAN employees to ensure that their heads were vigorous while they were driving, wagon maintenance, ticketing at the box office and ensuring the safety of the passengers. İZBAN laborers do not get too rich to worry. We want the people to receive wages that will provide humane, civilized, comfortable and vigorous living standards. We currently have a net charge of 1878 TL; this figure includes jackpots, fires, job difficulty compensation, minimum subsistence allowance. So we have 1878 TL, including side income. The most bully is the 2250 and 2400. They are married and have children with side compensation. These are the workers who started out at 2010, who are the oldest workers, technicians, who take the business risks out of the high. That's not all daha So the wages they receive are lower than the lowest civil servant salary. So what do we want? Our request is very simple: According to the calculation we have a family of four people who pay rent 900 TL 2618 TL spending. This family is a family that does not go to cinema, theater, concert, luxury consumption, This calculation is the calculation before the last boom of inflation. We have created a fee policy based on this. 'Base charge is more than the 20 surplus of the minimum wage' we said. So we've stepped up. We wanted 3300 TL for technicians, but the employer lifted the difference between the mechanic and technician and gave 2900 TL to both technician and technician. In other words, the employer has offered us a raise, ranging from 11.68 to 16 percent. Average 14 vard It does not pay for driving or shifts. IZBAN management has offered 28% 33 to the side income such as fuel, job difficulty, allowance allowance, birth benefit, holiday money, which we have not seen a raise in two years, then revised this offer to 33. But do not think 100 XnUMX liras, 200 liralara rising; The 13 corresponds to the TL, which is the 33.
'IZBAN EMEKÇİSİNİ STRIKE is right and legitimate, I will explain this in Izmir'
Eryüz, who recalled that İZBAN laborers are waging a just and legitimate struggle and that the strike is a constitutional right, said: Therefore, we operated and exhausted all legal processes. The strike was a last resort, but the İZBAN administration left us with no choice but to strike. There are those who give us the right to go, but 'do not be ungrateful, there are a lot of unemployed people, you do not like the money you receive,' he said. IZBAN workers 5 thousand pounds, there are people who think that 7 thousand pounds. Public opinion is trying to create such a perception. You know why? Because employers use gross figures by cunning. Even in the bargain they made with us they say, 'I even paid for the food I gave in the workplace.' If you're giving food to the worker at work, it's your expense. How do you include that in the labor cost? The worker's round-trip service pays, puts it on! I said I could not resist, 'There are places you leave missing, this work clothes you give to friends, water in the workplace, at least put the money of electricity used.' Is this the case? They mislead the public by using gross figures. I just told you; net 1878 pounds, there are also IZBAN laborers, the most bully net 2400 pounds. These are real fees. We will correct the misconceptions created by the public with various methods, posters and the media. We will explain that this struggle is a struggle to take the right of a labor. We believe that the people of İzmir will understand. Anlayış
WHAT WHERE DO THE WORKERS IN IZBAN ARE REQUIRING, WHAT WANT, WHAT THE EMPLOYER GIVES?
The wages and salaries of İZBAN management are as follows:
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