Municipality workers in İstanbul protested poor working conditions

The municipality workers started resisting in İstanbul's Maltepe district, accusing the municipal administration of violating the collective labor agreement
Sunday, 03 November 2019 20:17

The workers of Maltepe municipality in İstanbul started a protest last week against the poor working conditions, demanding the return of their co-workers who had been sacked. The workers accused the municipal administration of violating the collective labor agreement that had been signed in November 2018.

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) paid a solidarity visit to the resisting municipality workers in İstanbul's Maltepe district on Thursday.

Aydemir Güler, İstanbul provincial head of TKP, addressed the resisting workers amid slogans, "Long live class solidarity!", "Maltepe workers aren't alone!" Güler underlined that the municipalities no longer act like public institutions but private corporations in this capitalist social order.

The unionized workers have made a statement on Saturday, declaring that they have terminated their resistance following a protocol that was signed between the trade union and the subcontracting firm of the municipality.

According to the protocol, the wage of the workers will be increased and all the sacked workers will be reinstated. The trade union representative of the workers thanked everyone for their support during the resistance.