Who started the crisis in Izban, who solved it?

When the results of collective bargaining negotiations in İZBAN, which carry 170 thousand people per day, could not be obtained, the employees started an action at 06.00.

When the staff in the morning shift left work, Aliağa-Menderes flights could not be made, the citizens were directed to municipal buses.

The 13 machine, which was not scheduled, sent a mobile message of dismissal and the warning message was sent to those on the other shifts.

İsmet Duman, the Chairman of the Board of İZBAN, came to İzmir in the evening and confiscated the crisis, and at 20.00:13, XNUMX non-machinists left to work.

Izmir residents started the week yesterday with the shock of the action in İZBAN, which bears 170 thousand passengers every day and relieves city traffic. İZBAN A.Ş., where State Railways and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality have 50 percent share. While there was no consensus in the first collective bargaining negotiations between the Railway and Trade Union, İZBAN staff members who gathered in the garden of the General Directorate of İZBAN in Çiğli took action. While the engineers stopped work, the trains did not work in the early hours of the morning, citizens coming to the stations to go to their workplaces and schools were directed to the city buses by the security guards. "You do not run the trains that you have to run in the morning in spite of our warnings, despite our warnings, due to the illegal strike action." Your employment contract has been terminated without notice and compensation. ” A warning message was sent to 13 machinists who will start working at 13 after 07.30 machinists. On top of that, while it was learned that some machinists do not participate in the action but are on the job, those who do not do the job are expected to end their employment contracts. Meanwhile, approximately 20 retired mechanics who were retired from TCDD, who were also working as a trainer with an annual tender with a service tender, were commissioned by the İZBAN management, apart from the urgent staff.


A group of employees decided to take action after months of collective negotiations involving 100 people working at İZBAN affiliated to the Railway Trade Union, including 70 machinists, 27 maintenance staff and 197 at the box office. While women employees previously do not make up for 15 days and men do beard, the employees who did not get results from these actions gathered in the garden of Çiğli İZBAN this time. A group of 05.30 people gathered in the garden around 100 in the morning and met with the authorities for a while. Employees who claimed that they wanted the authorities to file a resignation petition then came to the entrance door and made a press release.

Speaking on behalf of the group, train maintenance technician Selahattin Çetin said, “Until today, no offer has been made and this has been achieved. We did not want to do such an action, but we were compelled to do so. Although we all have permanent staff, we get an average salary of 800 to 900 pounds, but 16 people who retire from State Railways and work in a subcontractor company receive an average salary of around 1800 pounds. Our demand was equalization of salaries, but the authorities suggested that we resign. If we do not get any results from the negotiations, we will wait in front of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality with our families. ” After the announcement, the group made a protest by lifting their resignation petitions.


In the afternoon, a group of approximately 150 employees made a sit-in action in front of the Metropolitan Municipality. The activists who claimed that İZBAN officials offered them "We will take your 13 friends back, but you end the action," said, "We will continue our action until we are given a clear figure on the return of these 13 friends and our salaries."

Meanwhile, Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu came to the headquarters building in Çiğli in the morning due to the crisis and met with İZBAN General Manager Sebahattin Eriş, Deputy General Manager Sönmez Alev and other officials. Kocaoğlu, who gave instructions to the ESHOT General Directorate to increase the number of buses, then left the headquarters building without making any explanation to the press members and employees. During the İZBAN Board of Directors meeting, it was learned that it was decided to work for 6 months if necessary, to train new machinists and not compromise the activists.
Following the hearing of the machinist crisis in İZBAN, upon the instructions of the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman went on the scene. Karaman appointed 10 machinists, 10 of them in Ankara and 3 of them in TCDD at the 20rd Regional Directorate, in İZBAN with a temporary duty to overcome the crisis. It was stated that since these machinists do not know how to use the trains on the İZBAN line, they will be transported by 'railbus' trains carrying passengers within TCDD. Thus, the crisis will be overcome with 20 machinists who previously used trains from Ankara and Istanbul and did not strike because they were TCDD personnel and other machinists who gave up the action. TCDD officials pointed out that İZBAN is an autonomous organization and said, “We, as TCDD, have provided equipment and personnel to İZBAN to prevent the people of Izmir from being victimized”.


İZBAN Deputy Director General Sönmez Alev, how many employees do not know the action of the people of Izmir, such as bus, ferry, suggested that the lines. They said they would take measures to sustain the voyages without interrupting them, but that it would be a problem in the early days. Flame, the rest of the staff if they do not work all work if necessary, if necessary, will be abrogated because they do an illegal action, he said.

In the afternoon statement from İZBAN, it was stated that the troubles experienced were largely eliminated. Following the commissioning of ESHOT buses, TCDD trains were put into operation on the line and said, “Thanks to the studies and measures taken, the rate of operation increased up to 75 percent while the number of trains on the line was increased to 12. On the other hand, in order to make train sets move more intensely, ring trips between Menemen and Aliağa were activated. Thanks to all the studies, the frequency of trains was reduced to one in 15 minutes ”.

Eris: Flights back to normal

The crisis that broke out yesterday morning was resolved at the 20.00 ranks in the evening. In the morning, all the machinists in the evening came to work in the evening. 12 fell to the minute as the expedition interval was before the action again. İZBAN General Manager Sebahattin Eriş, vigilant mechanics said that all of the hours of duty to the beginning of any difficulties, he said.
On the other hand, İZBAN Chairman of the Board and TCDD Deputy General Manager İsmet Duman came to İzmir yesterday evening and seized the crisis. It was learned that the status of 13 machinists, whose employment contracts were terminated because they did not come to the first time in the morning, will be re-hired and will be discussed today at the board meeting, in which the Chairman of the Board, İsmet Duman, will also attend.

Ervüz: We apologize to the people of Izmir

Hüseyin Ervüz, the head of the İzmir İş Union of Railways Business Unions, said that all employees returned to their jobs, except for 13 people who were fired from the job that the problem was overcome in the evening. Stating that they have submitted their requests for re-employment to 13 people who have been laid off, Ervüz said, “Currently, our friends have returned to their jobs. Everyone, except 13 people, started to work. Their situation will also be discussed at the meeting of the board of directors to be held today. ”


Ervüz stated that they think that they will be offered a proposal for the salaries of the workers after the meeting of the board of directors to be held today. Our friends had problems with their salary scales. To overcome these troubles, friends wanted to make an offer. We waited for an offer from the Head Office. However, when the proposals did not reach us, there was a problem. The collective agreement had already gone to the Supreme Arbitration Board. Our demand is to catch a deal ground on the table. We apologize to all the people of Izmir for this problem. ”

Source: Local Agenda



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