Giving information about the strike in İZBAN at the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Council, Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said, “In a process where all institutions, from the strongest to the weakest, have financial difficulties, a 22 percent hike is a sacrificial hike; its value must be known. I wish my fellow workers who combined the fate of the city with their own fate to start working again by taking their wages as soon as possible. ”
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu informed the Metropolitan Assembly members about the strike in İZBAN, which has a significant share in public transportation, and made a call to union representatives and İZBAN employees. Mayor Kocaoğlu said, “While everyone is experiencing a troubled process in this crisis environment, a 22 percent hike is a sacrificial hike in a period where all institutions experience financial difficulties from the strongest to the weakest, albeit for a short period. The value of this must be known. Here, I wish my workers, who joined the fate of the city with their own destiny and the fate of the city, as a unionist and a resident of Izmir, to start working again, as soon as they resigned, to end the strike and sign the TİS. ”
I'm following the process closely
Reminding of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (TİS) negotiations held at İZBAN 2 years ago, Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu, who was the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality at that time, attracted all the lightning bolts and carried out this process personally, Speaking to the chairman Ergün Atalay, he said that they dealt with the issue.
President Aziz Kocaoğlu stated that they are partners with TCDD in İZBAN and they are the partners of 50.
. I made the statement that the General Directorate of TCDD can run this process. I never thought I had to put his hand under the rope. But I never stopped or watched the job for a second. We had interviews. İZBAN company representatives friends and TCDD went to our friends, met. I went to TCDD last week; We have come together to solve this problem of strike and to solve your problem since its foundation. bu
Not to set precedent
Explaining the reasons why he highlighted TCDD during the İZBAN strike, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said, “One of the reasons for me to stand back and intervene in this business is the situation we live in today. Whether this is the bottleneck, the crisis or the distress in finance. In this process, I had the notion that the Central Government was not in a precedent decision over the figure it had planned to give to civil servants and workers in negotiations for the contract. For the state, for the nation .. I clearly stated this to the TCDD General Manager. I warned the general manager, saying, “We are making Collective Bargaining Agreements today (this should also be in line with the government's policy”). They also held various meetings. Finally we decided to raise 22 percent. Although we gave this hike, the strike started. We, as the institution responsible for transportation in the city, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, took the necessary measures. We reinforced the bus service. We have created new lines. We lowered the metro every 3 minutes, took the tram every 5 minutes; we increased the ferry services. Wherever there is a problem, we rushed there and we survived the first day with the least damage. ”
Words that transcend themselves
Making the description of the hike in a simple way everyone says in the language they understand President Kocaoglu, said:
“Everyone makes a different recipe for the hike. My raise recipe; What was he getting with his bonus in 1 year? Was it taking 100 lira? It will take 122 liras from the beginning of the contract. Unionist friends produce 40 formulas. It's their job, this is their job! Until today, neither we nor İZBAN nor the TCDD side have said “we have given this hike”. Unionist friends took such an attitude. They said words that exceeded them. I want to express that it is also wrong here. I believe that it is true that union struggle and the search for rights are done within certain rules. As İZBAN, we made the maximum hike we can give with our partner. The rest belongs to the union. Why is there a union? They are chosen to do TIS. But they take the hike rate and return to the worker, saying, "I vote for you." If he's going to vote for them, I'll do that too. So what is the need for the union? ”
Call to Izmir
President Aziz Kocaoglu, who also called on the citizens of İzmir, said: ini We are asking that those who are obliged to use a private car should not go alone, take a task such as carrying friends who are on the same route, and make the appropriate ones travel outside of the morning and evening hours. I believe that we will overcome this problem together. I wish everyone would do their best eni.