Turkey - Strike at carton board plants ends with pay deal - December 31, 2018

Workers at Mayr-Melnhof carton board plants had been on strike since June 2018 when they rejected an offer for a new collective agreement that did not include any pay rise or even the adjustment of wages to inflation. After months of industrial action, management and the union finally agreed upon a new collective agreement that will be valid for three years. The new agreement includes a wage increase of 280 Turkish Lira a month in 2018, 300 Turkish Lira in the first half of 2019 and an inflation correction for the second half of 2019 and 20202.

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