Turkey - Collective agreement for the metal/electric equipment sector - January 31, 2017

Strike action by over 2,000 workers has paid off as the trade union Birleşik Metal İş, won a major victory in securing a better collective agreement for metalworkers with major electrical equipment employers association EMIS (Electromechanical Employers' Association). Even though the government issued a decree postponing and effectively banning the strike, the metalworkers went ahead with industrial action. The duration of the new agreement will be two years and includes raises in wages and social benefits and a private health insurance for all workers at ABB.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/victory-for-metalworkers-in-turkey

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