Collective labor contract negotiations started at KARDEMİR

It has been reported that collective labor contract (TİS) negotiations have started in the middle of Karabük Iron and Steel Factories (KARDEMİR) and Özçelik-İş Union.

In a written statement made by Özçelik-İş Union Karabük Branch, it was stated that the TİS draft covering the years 2023-2024 was delivered to the boss on 26 December. In the statement that the first session of the negotiation process was held, it was stated that Deputy General Leader Mustafa Kılıç, Karabük Branch Leader Kenan Yılmaz and branch managers attended the session on behalf of Özçelik-İş Union.

Branch Leader Yılmaz, whose views were included in the statement, stated that an agreement was reached in 47 elements in the middle of the union and the boss at the meeting. Noting that the second session will be held on February 3, Yılmaz gave the following words in his statement:

“We started the process with great enthusiasm and excitement in order to further increase the rights and benefits of our fellow workers in KARDEMIR. The high cost of living and inflation environment in our country in the last period is well-known. We started this process in such strong living conditions. I hope we will come out of this process with a clear conscience, thanks to the reinforcements, the determined stance of our members in the field, the determined work of our union team in Karabük, and the understanding perspectives of our bosses.”

Yılmaz noted that the bank promotion meetings of the employees of KARDEMİR, KARDEMİR Döküm Makine Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ (KARDÖKMAK) and Karabük Steel Construction Manufacturing Industry and Trade Inc. (KARÇEL) continue.