Turkey -Pay deal makes an end to standstill in manufacturing -May 27, 2015

Workers not to face termination of contracts but instead receive monthly bonuses.

After a single Renault factory went on strike on 14 May, the car manufacturing industry in the city of Bursa woke up to a sector-wide strike. The 5,000 Renault workers went on strike over low pay and were joined by colleagues from Fiat and domestic manufacturer Çoskunöz Holding. The protests were a response to a 60% wage hike in other factories, with those in Bursa being left out. Production in Bursa resumed after a deal was struck with the auto-maker. The management of the factory had sent an internal memo to workers saying none of the employment contracts of the workers will be terminated and the claim delivered to the prosecution would be withdrawn. Furthermore, a total of TL 1,000 ($375.86) will be paid to all workers within one week and also a TL 600 bonus will be paid each month until the end of 2015 in addition to TL 480 that will be deposited in the workers' accounts.

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