In terms of giving an idea about the other CBA’s conducted in various sectors we can sum up them as follows; the public servants and retirees have obtained a salary rise which was equal to 4 + 4%, retired workers have achieved a 5 +
5% rise, workers in state enterprises have gathered 8 + 4% wage rise, the group CBA conducted in textile sector has brought a 8% + inflation rate increase to textile workers, Turkish Airlines CBA has been concluded with a rise which is equal to 12% and pay rise provided through the Supreme Board of Arbitration to the workers in the Oil Refinery Corporation of Turkey – TÜPRAŞ was 6% which is equal to the denounced inflation rate. Under given circumstances we have putour signature under a wage increase rate of 18.49% for the first coming 6 months.
Since the very beginning we have promised to our members that the duration of this Collective Agreement will definitely be for 2 years. And we have also strongly emphasized that the earned rights will not be negotiated. We have also promised to obtain amelioration on fringe benefits and to achieve a worthwhile wage increase along with a noticeable advance regarding the social rights.
Today we have obtained what we have promised.
The gaining’s of metal workers in Turkey through that Group CBA can be summarized as follows;
From Sept.1, 2019 and onwards hourly fees which was under 12TL, are ameliorated in the amount of 30 pennies in the manner that will not exceed 12TL. An hourly wage increase in the amount of 17% has also been obtained for the first 6 months thereupon. For the second 6 months term the increase rate is fixed as %6 for hourly wages even if the inflation rate goes under 6%. If the inflation rate outturn for the next 6 months is above 6% then the gap between will be added to 6%. And for the third and forth 6 months periods the hourly pay rise will be equal to inflation rate at that time.
For the first year, a rise which is equal to 20% in full regarding the social rights has been provided. For the second year the rise will be equal to inflation rate.
The average rate of all the gains mentioned corresponds to 18.49% for the first 6 months period. And when we consider the first year the average in question is 25.50%.
In addition to this, supplementary health insurance incentive given by the employer will remain just the same as it was appeared in the previous Group CBA.
This Group CBA is the joint achievement of metal workers including the members of the other two sector unions which are Birleşik Metal-İş and Özçelik-İş. Because during the whole period of bargaining we all did our best to act in unity and to take a stand against the odds that are imposed upon the metal workers in Turkey.
Under the given figures of inflation rate for 6 months period which is 6.05% we have obtained a wage increase exceeding 18%. That means we have procuredabundance over the inflation rate which is 12.44% in proportion. Considering the actual facts that are being experienced in the country, to conclude the Group CBA with such results is a remarkable success.