INDUSTRIALL GLOBAL UNION - Jun 23, 2014
Around 6,000 workers at Turkey’s biggest glass producer, Sisecam, went on strike at ten of the company’s factories after wage negotiations fell short of expectations.
After months of collective bargaining, IndustriALL Global Union’s
Turkish affiliate Kristal-Is, representing Sisecam Company workers,
called a strike on 20 June 2014.
The strike was announced in reply to the poor offer of the top glass
producer of the world suggesting 11.79 per cent hike, barely reaching
the half of 23.12 per cent increase demanded by the union.
Kristal-Is wants to improve wages for lower paid and newly employed
workers. So far the company has refused to meet workers’ demands
preferring to face a strike, which has already paralysed Sisecam
production in six provinces of the country.