Metal workers go on strike in Kocaeli
The United Metal Workers Union (Birleşik Metal-İş) went on strike on Monday at Schneider Energy and Grid Solutions Energy factories in Kocaeli when the collective negotiations came to a deadlock.
The United Metal Workers Union (Birleşik Metal-İş) began a strike on Monday at Schneider Energy and Grid Solutions Energy factories in Kocaeli. The collective negotiations came to a deadlock in both factories.
The strike action covers approximately a thousand workers in two factories.
The metal workers are demanding a wage increase of 110-130 percent for the first six months amid their lower purchasing power due to high inflation.
Collective agreement signed at other companies
Birleşik Metal-İş has taken the decision to go on strike starting in 11 factories of 5 companies in which some two thousand workers are employed.
Collective labor agreements were signed at Schneider Electric, Arıtaş Cryogenics, and Hitachi Energy just a few hours before the strike started.
In Hitachi Energy, the workers secured a pay rise of 91 percent for the first six months and 18 percent for the second six months, as well as a 100 percent rise in social allowances.