IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu stated that the process of collective bargaining, which was prolonged due to the pandemic process and union authority uncertainty, will be terminated as soon as possible and said, “During this period, no IMM employee will be victimized regarding wages. "As soon as possible, we will identify an advance payment increase that will result in an economic improvement in the wages of our colleagues."
A letter of authorization for the conclusion of a collective agreement concerning 14 thousand 106 employees in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and IETT and İSPARK AŞ, İSTON AŞ, İSFALT AŞ, İSBAK AŞ and KÜLTÜR AŞ; It was given to Hizmet-İş union affiliated with Hak-İş Confederation by the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services.
IMM made its objection to this decision, which was made by ignoring the right of employees and other unions to organize, contrary to all legal and industrial relations jurisprudence, within the framework of the specified objection period and form. The legal process regarding the said objection is being followed.
However, it is expected that the collective bargaining agreement negotiations with other IMM affiliates, which have been delayed for a while due to the pandemic and have been continuing since August, will be completed with an agreement very soon.
Making a statement on the subject, IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu reminded that due to the objections to the union authority determination decision, the above-mentioned collective labor agreement process for IMM institutions was suspended, albeit for a while.
İmamoğlu said, “During this period, no IMM employee will be victimized regarding wages. "We will determine an advance increase rate that will not put our staff in an economically difficult situation, taking into account the conditions in the collective agreements agreed, so that our colleagues do not suffer any victimization."
Emphasizing that they will always be with their employees as IMM Administration, İmamoğlu said, "We will continue to make Istanbul a much fairer, greener and much more creative city by strictly adhering to fair, transparent and sustainable management principles."