Collective bargaining negotiations, covering a total of 2200 personnel working in BURULAŞ, one of the companies of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, resulted in compromise. President Alinur Aktaş said that an important step was taken to equalize the opportunities of the personnel working day and night.
The 9th term collective bargaining agreement negotiations between BURULAŞ, one of the important affiliates of the Metropolitan Municipality, and the Demiryol-İş Union, were completed with the decisions taken in favor of the personnel.
"It concerns 2200 people"
Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality Alinur Aktaş stated that they signed the 1219th term collective labor agreement regarding 496 personnel who were transferred to BURULAŞ staff with the Decree Law (Decree), 450 personnel recruited after the Decree Law, and 9 personnel who already had a contract. Stating that a contract has been signed for 2200 people in total, Chairman Aktaş said, “Although BURULAŞ is the 9th term contract, we are proud of a contract that brings together all our employees on a common ground and equalizes the opportunities of our personnel for the first time. In our collective bargaining agreement, we have taken an important step in ensuring work peace by equalizing the opportunities of your colleagues who work under the same roof and work day and night during the epidemic process ”.
"Agreement that will make employees happy"
Stating that the pandemic process once again showed how important urban and public transportation is, Mayor Aktaş said, “We witnessed that our friends who fulfilled this duty showed great sacrifice. I hope that the agreement, which we believe will make all our employees happy and signed for 32 months, will be beneficial. As always, I would like to thank the Demiryol-İş Union for their mature attitude and understanding ”.
Cemal Yaman, Head of the Bursa Branch of the Railways Union, stated that they were happy to sign the collective bargaining negotiations for the 9th term. Reminding that 2018 thousand people were employed in the state under the decree in 950 with the decree, Yaman said, “This was released in the regulation as of the end of the sixth month in municipalities and local administrations. In this respect the collective bargaining agreement, the first contract in Turkey. There are 2003 term contracts we have signed since 8. Our colleagues working with the Decree Law have been included in this contract for the first time. I would like to thank the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality Alinur Aktaş and BURULAŞ General Manager Kürşat Çapar for understanding the inclusion of friends. The collective agreement that ends on the table is a good agreement. I believe we are getting good rights. I hope it brings good luck to my friends. Our colleagues working in public transportation are the group who stayed in the most risky area after healthcare workers during the pandemic period. I believe we get their rights. "Good luck to both sides."
After the speeches, a collective bargaining agreement was signed between President Aktaş and Cemal Yaman. At the end of the ceremony, the pen shown by Cemal Yaman, President of Türk-İş, Ergün Atalay, was presented to President Aktaş.