The right of signing a collective agreement that the workers won by struggling can’t be blocked at Çankaya Municipality
We will use our rights in Norm Altaş sooner or later!
Despite the emergency state conditions in Turkey, Nakliyat İş Union continues to organize massive demonstration to preserve the basic rights of its members.
Another massive protest was organized in the Capital City of Turkey, Ankara on August 10.
Norm Altaş is a subcontractor firm that carries out business on behalf of Çankaya Municipality in Ankara. In spite of the fact that our union struggled and gained the right of signing a collective agreement in this firm, the employer tries to prevent our members from using their rights. Moreover, there are some court verdicts ruling that it is a right to sign a collective agreement in Norm Altaş.
The workers led by the union leaders gathered at 15:00 in front of Anatolian Branch of Birleşik Metal-İş Union.
Starting from here, 500 workers walked enthusiastically directly to Çankaya Municipality. In the march, workers carried some banners on which it was written that “We will not surrender to Subcontractor Hell in Norm Altaş – Çankaya Municipality” “Our collective agreement right which we won by struggling can’t be blocked”, “We are workers, right, and we will win”, “We will win with our resistance”, “No to subcontractor hell”
The President of Nakliyat İş Union Ali Rıza Küçükosmanoğlu made a press release at 15:30 at Çankaya Municipality.
The President emphasized in the press release that this lawlessness should be terminated and collective agreement right cannot be prevented.
He said that this demonstration was just a warning, and the rights of workers should be respected. He stated that all kinds of legal-legitimate struggles will continue and until a collective agreement is signed.
After the press release, a sit-in protest was carried out. After that, the demonstration ended with slogans.