On the 10th day of the İZBAN strike, which started on 16 December in Izmir, the employer contacted the worker. Explaining that the minimum wage was adjusted for the hike rate, İZBAN management announced that its last offer was 26 percent. Huseyin Ervuz, the head of the Railroad-Is Izmir Branch, who discussed the 26 percent wage hike proposed to the employees of IZBAN, explained that the staff did not accept the offer presented to them, and said he continued the strike.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) in partnership with the run regional trains (İZBAN) strike of personnel to start the 17th day, the first negotiations between the employer and the union was made last night. It has not been accepted by the workers that the employer has increased the rate to 22 percent after the 26 percent wage hike he had previously offered. Demiryol-İş Union Izmir Branch, which discusses the wage hike proposed by the employer, said that the staff did not accept the offer that was offered to them.
Emphasizing that their struggle will continue until they get their rights, Hüseyin Ervüz, the head of the İzmir-İş İzmir Branch, said, “They calculate that our resistance will be broken. The people of Izmir, whose journeys have been tormented, imply that they carry them in some way and that we can do the strike as much as we want. As of now, we continue our strike. The resisting winner will be our striking fellow workers. Hopefully our demands will be met. After finding a response, we will start to run our trains with pleasure. ”