Turkey - Long strike at Süperpak continues - August 31, 2018

Workers of a MM Süperpak Ambalaj factory in Izmir are on strike since late June. Management shows bad faith by refusing to meet while pressuring union members to quit the union. MM Süperpak Ambalaj is a subsidiary of Austrian-based Mayr-Melnhof, with operations in Izmir, Karaman and Gaziantep. Around 250 workers from trade union Selüloz-İş have been on strike since rejecting a pay offer of zero wage rise on 20 June. Collective bargaining negotiations at the three plants started on January 26 for the 2018-19 period. Of the 74 articles in the CBA, 50 were agreed. However, pay remains the main conflict.

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