"Republican People's Party Deputy Chairman Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi stated that the canteens have lost their share of the pandemic approaching 2 years of misery and desperation, "They completely lost their income during the distance education process. Now they are struggling with high rents, should the canteens eat stones?” said.
Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi, Deputy Chairman of the CHP in charge of Public Relations, Health, Culture and Arts, expressed the problems of canteens in a written statement.
CHP's Akkuş İlgezdi stated that he met with canteen shopkeepers in Istanbul last week and said, "The inoperability of canteens due to the pandemic has directly affected a huge mass of approximately 1 million people with their families. In this process, accumulated tax and SGK premium debts were requested from canteens who had no income.
Vice President Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi stated that canteens have big problems apart from the pandemic and said, “School Food Practice has been started so that our children can eat healthy. However, because the cost of these products is high and the shelf life is short, the companies did not produce! Today, products with the logo that should be sold in canteens do not exist in the market. Canteens can't find products to sell, they can't even pay their rent," he said.
Saying, “Students can easily buy prohibited products in canteens, bring them to school and consume them,” Akkuş İlgezdi revealed that in this way, students will not be provided with a healthy diet.
2 years lease
Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi, who said, "We recommend not to take rent from canteens for 2 years," to help canteens get some relief, underlined that the state should provide insurance premium support for canteens and their employees during the time the schools are closed.