Railway freed, subcontracting scares
Are strategic railways also special? How are the railways in the hands of strangers?
Will the employees have to be subject to the brutal work rules of the railway bosses?
Liberalization of Railway Transport of Turkey's Bill in Parliament, trade unions and civil society organizations in a subject of considerable debate. All of the questions listed above and more are in the minds. The striking thing is that unions are divided over the process. A group of unions and non-governmental organizations think that TCDD will be privatized, the railway network will be taken over by foreigners, and the employees will be retired and the workers will be deprived of public security. He is not only thinking, he is trying to publicize these concerns with the demonstrations in front of the Assembly and the work stoppages to be held on April 16.
Compliance with the EU, growth through competition
On the other hand, the authorized union in TCDD does not share these concerns. While the unions opposing the law are of the opinion that privatization is the ultimate goal of the regulation, even though it has liberalization in its name, it is argued that the privatization of Transportation-Sen, which is affiliated with the official Memur-Sen in TCDD, is being brought to the agenda and the positive initiative has been prevented.
Edit adapt with Turkey and the EU aims to use more effectively with the private sector as well as support the rail network. TCDD monopoly law in the entire railway network in Turkey will be opened to use the private sector. Currently, domestic and foreign companies, which can only own wagons, will own locomotives with the law and will be able to carry cargo first and passengers in the future on the lines of the state.
Moreover, Turkey, Europe and Asia for the first time will be the bridge that connects via railways. Existing laws, what he left for the private sector to the rail network can carry out railway TCDD monopoly on such networks, nor European or Asian countries can mutually continents expedition through Turkey. With liberalization, the state will again become a monopoly in lines and signaling, and the private sector will pay the usage rights and provide services through competition.
Although it may seem separate, the main concern of civil servant unions is privatization and subcontracting. Opposition unions and the union organized in TCDD are also fundamentally against privatization. Organized union Transport Officer-Sen Chairman Can Cankesen said that as a result of the contacts they made with the government, they managed to make changes in a number of articles in favor of employees, saying that privatization was not on the agenda and that they themselves opposed privatization. Cankesen the long we do sohbetHe described the past period when they were not authorized; He said that he could not make sense for the opposition unions, which did not make a sound until today, when the transition guards, toll officers, cleaning and catering services and transportation were taken over by the subcontractor.
The real fear…
The bill, which envisions liberalization of railways, shows that the trade unions that actually appear in front of each other meet in the opposition to subcontracting. The fear of employees seems to be more subcontracting than privatization.
Source : http://www.bugun.com.tr