İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu held a virtual meeting via teleconference with the representatives of the public transport sector, who had a hard time due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Reminding that IMM also suffered a serious budget loss, İmamoğlu shared a good news with tradesmen despite the troubled process. İmamoğlu said, “I make a payment of 30 million lira to our private public bus tradesmen serving Istanbul residents. Payrolls were prepared for 30 million of the planned 15 million. Our Financial Transactions unit will also perform the necessary transactions. Today and tomorrow, the money will be transferred to your accounts. ” "We will continue to be with the public transport tradesman," said İmamoğlu. "In this sense, I also hope that the central government will also pay the SCV discount or support to the public transport tradesmen. We also sent our suggestions on this matter in writing ”.
Ekrem İmamoğlu, the President of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), held a meeting with the sector representatives, who carried the burden of the city in public transportation, by teleconference method. İBB Deputy Secretary General Tuncay Önbilgin, IETT General Manager Alper Kolukısa, İstanbultobus A.Ş. General Manager Murat Çakır, Istanbul Private Public Buses Chamber of Craftsmen Göksel Ovacık, Mavi Marmara A.Ş. Ramazan Gürler, Chairman of Istanbul Halk İletişim A.Ş. President Naci Yağız, Özulaş A.Ş. President Mehmet Tekin and Yeni İstanbul Halk Otobüsü A.Ş. Nihat Pelen, the deputy chairman, attended.
“WE ARE WORKING TO COMPLETE OUR RESPONSIBILITY”
Emphasizing that there is a 90 percent decrease in the use of public transportation in Istanbul due to the coronavirus epidemic that affects the world, İmamoğlu said, “Istanbul has areas in which it questions itself or has to find solutions. At this point, the transportation side of the business is also really troubled. Especially after the virus process, you are the representatives of the sector that experienced a 90 percent decrease. I know that you are people who produce jobs in a field that serves tens of thousands of people. You are the precious presidents who are their representatives. Although we experience a 90 percent decline, we try to fulfill our responsibilities together; IETT, Bus Inc. and you, our organizations, with all the private public buses (ÖHO). In this sense, I sincerely thank you, delegates and all shareholders, employees and all their laborers, who are stakeholders in the service. ”
“WE HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANYONE LOSS OF LIFE”
Stating that many workplaces have been closed due to the process and there are many distressed sectors, İmamoğlu said, “We will protect our health on the one hand. God forbid, we want nobody to be infected with this disease. No one has any tolerance for the loss of life. On the other hand, it has an economic process. 16 million Istanbul people have serious problems. Just this morning, we had talks about different trades. Many of the people you live in, from the barber to the tailor, who earn their daily money and go home ... Now we are in the transportation industry. I know how difficult both taxi drivers and minibuses are. We must do something absolute about all of these. ”
“WE ARE THE PARTNER OF YOUR COURTS”
Drawing attention to the fact that IMM also has a serious budget loss, İmamoğlu shared the following news with the shopkeepers despite the troublesome process: “We are a partner in an effort to give our tradesmen a living water, to ensure that you and your partners survive and survive. We are also your partner. In other words, we are partners of your troubles and partners of your solutions. We have to act like this. In this regard, we make a payment of 30 million lira to our private public bus tradesmen who serve Istanbul residents. We talked to this with my friends. My friends will quickly share this with you. Payrolls were prepared for 30 million of the planned 15 million. Our Financial Transactions unit will also perform the necessary transactions. Today and tomorrow, the money will be transferred to your accounts. ”
“SCT DISCOUNT OR SUPPORT PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE”
"We will continue to be with the public transport tradesman," said İmamoğlu. "In this sense, I also hope that the central government will also pay the SCV discount or support to the public transport tradesmen. We also sent our suggestions on this matter in writing. Later, I also mentioned on television screens. I will still bring it. In this process, the central government should not neglect and forget such professions in big cities like us. In addition, our ÖHO tradesmen; We also presented the text of the decision that we prepared together with you for the transition to a system that will provide a better quality service to income-guaranteed, flexible planning, and that it will provide a better quality service to Istanbulites, which I have developed by sharing them all with you. We anticipate that in this Assembly, together with your contributions, you will find support. Because what we aim here is to act in full with you, to guarantee the income of our tradesmen; but at the same time, with a holistic working system, we really want to see and show you as a stakeholder of all of us, always a decision-maker, a practitioner, an important member of the family. ”
“WE WILL DOWN WITH DIFFICULT DAYS”
"We have other urgent matters," said İmamoğlu. I wish all of us good luck already. We're here. We will think together. We will overcome the hard days together with the permission of Allah. We warn all of our colleagues about their compliance with the working conditions. Please don't forget to do it too. The health of every person of us is important. The health of the people we serve is important. But also the health of our employees is very important. ” IMM bureaucrats and sector representatives shared their opinions at the meeting.