Who Takes Care of İZBAN Trains? When Will the İZBAN Strike End?

Who is in charge of trains
Who is in charge of trains

In İzmir, the strike in İZBAN, the lifeblood of transportation, entered its 13th day, while workers informed the public at the panel about the strike. Employee representative Berkant Arda, who mentioned the importance of the maintenance of İZBAN trains, said that all of the maintenance personnel were on strike. brought to mind the question.

İZBAN employees who participated in the conversation organized in Nazım Hikmet Cultural Center to explain themselves to the people of Izmir gave information to the participants. Ahmet Güler, Demir Yol İş Union's Chief Representative, said: “We tried to compromise at the table. We offered many alternatives to keep the employer in a difficult situation, but our demands were ignored. The wages we received are very low. This creates problems in terms of living standards.


A worker with a 2010 entry receives a net 85 lira with the addition of a 2154-day bonus to the salary. ” Emphasizing that retired machinists who are called to work to "strike breaker" are in the 60-65 age range, İZBAN worker Mücahit Yavuz said, "We can work 25-35 hours with the difficulties brought by the use of trains between the ages of 7-8, while the retired machinists can sleep for 6-12 hours. They work for 13 hours. ”

The workers responded to the question, "Are you on strike to leave the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in a difficult situation?"


While entering the 12th day of the İZBAN strike, there is no clear information yet for the citizens who are wondering and investigating when the strike will end. 342 İZBAN workers affiliated with the Railway Workers Union continue their strike with the support of their families, saying that they will not give up their cases without their rights.

Source: Mert ALPDUNDAR – Yeniasir

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