The Joy of Collective Bargaining Agreement in İzmir Metro A.Ş.

izmir metro as de joy of collective labor contract
izmir metro as de joy of collective labor contract

İzmir Metro A.Ş., affiliated to İzmir Metropolitan Municipality. Collective bargaining agreements covering 627 employees within the company were concluded. At the signing ceremony, Mayor Soyer said, “I am proud to give the wages they deserve to the employees of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, who unfortunately did not get much more than their rights compared to other companies. I am neither your boss nor you my worker. We are comrades,” he said.

Subordinated to Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Metro A.Ş. The 9th term collective bargaining agreement between Demiryol İş Union and Halkapınar İzmir Metro A.Ş. It was signed at the ceremony held at the General Directorate. To the signing ceremony of the contract, which covers 627 employees in different business lines in metro and tram enterprises, and the lowest salary was increased from 4 thousand 856 TL to gross 7 thousand 553 TL; Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, Demiryol-İş Union İzmir Branch President Hamdullah Giral, Turkish İş 3rd Region Representative Hayrettin Çakmak, İzmir Metro A.Ş. General Manager Sönmez Alev, İzmir Metro A.Ş Chairman of the Board Raif Canbek, union representatives and workers attended. Minister Tunç Soyerwas greeted with slogans such as "Equal pay for equal work", "People's President", "Great President" and "We will see good days".

We took the biggest step towards equal pay for equal work with you.

Speaking at the ceremony, Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Soyer said, “Today, I am proud to give the wages they deserve to the employees of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, who unfortunately did not get their rights much compared to other companies. This process took too long. Many sleepless nights, very tense times passed. But we all knew that in the end we would hug, hug. Until this time, we were absent in many areas in education and health. Now it all starts. When we say equal pay for equal work, perhaps we have taken the biggest step with you. We will continue to give you what you deserve.”

Expressing that he was faced with statements such as "Is there such a high salary when there are so many unemployed?" Tunç Soyer“Let the one who left him unemployed think. Let him think that he is not rewarded for his labor. You deserve much better. All the workers of the unions made many sacrifices in this process. We worked hard to understand each other. I am neither your boss nor you my worker. We are comrades. We have a long way to go. We will see a better country, better days. We will build these roads on foot together. Goodbye," he said.

For the first time we laughed

Demiryol-İş Union İzmir Branch President Hamdullah Giral said, “The people of İzmir are the winners in the face of the support given to the laborers in this period. This contract has a different significance apart from financial and administrative gains. Our sense of belonging has developed in this environment where we are in despair in terms of law, justice and economics every day in our country. With the joy experienced with this contract, we saw that it is possible to dream again. 627 of our friends will now look at their country, city and institution differently. For the first time after 8 terms, there was a collective agreement that made the employees smile.”

The lowest salary is 7 thousand 553 liras, the highest salary is 11 thousand 302 liras

According to the contract covering 627 employees working in different business lines in the Metro and Tramway enterprises, the lowest salary of the personnel was increased from 4 thousand 856 TL to 7 thousand 553 TL. The highest personnel salary increased from 7 thousand 845 TL to 11 thousand 302 TL gross. According to the business lines, the monthly gross business risk fees of 110 and 71 TL were increased to 180 and 130 gross monthly. In addition, for the first time in this contract to all union members, monthly gross 150 TL for the first six months, 200 TL monthly for the second six months; In the second year, a monthly gross business risk fee of 250 TL for the first six months and a monthly gross 300 TL for the second six months will be paid. Travel, meals and minimum living allowance (AGI) will also be included in the calculations. For the first year of the contract, at the beginning of the first six months, the group fees are 32 TL in gross; At the beginning of the second six months, a gross daily wage increase of 15 TL will be made. For the first time, a monthly gross daily attendance incentive premium will also be given. Another first will be combined social assistance. In the first year, monthly net 200 TL will be paid, and in the second year, 300 TL will be paid monthly. While annual leave progress payments are increased by three days; Again for the first time, with this contract, all employees will be paid a net 1500 TL as bank promotion fee.

The biggest support for education

The largest increases in the contract were made to support education. For the first time, a kindergarten/nursery/disabled child assistance of 1300 TL will be given per year. Primary school aid, which is 215 TL, is 1300 TL in gross; the same amount of secondary school aid to 1500 TL in gross; High school aid of 430 TL was increased to 1750 TL gross, and university aid of 645 TL was increased to 2 thousand 500 TL gross. In addition, for the first time, a gross education support of 1500 TL will be provided to all personnel who have received university education from abroad.

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