Our Bursa Osmangazi Branch was established in the last months of 2019 with Akwel Bursa Turkey
Otomotiv A.Ş. Completing the organizational work in the workplace, the authorization certificate is
received from the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services on 24 December 2019. In this process,
Akwel employer fired two of our union members and also objected to our union's authorization.
Akwel Bursa employer finally fired another friend who joined our union on Wednesday, 22 January
2020. Akwel workers, who continued their determined attitude with their union against these
pressures of the employer, achieved victory as of 24.01.2020 as a result of their struggle to obtain
the right of union membership, which is their main constitutional right. 3 days toiling in Akwel
resistance of the action, the sound had brought in all of Turkey.
Following these developments, with the initiative of Bursa Governor Yakup Canbolat, the parties
came together and evaluated the process at Akwel. An agreement was reached between the parties
during the meeting held today. First of all, Akwel employer accepted the return of our fired friends.
The employer side has also announced that our union will withdraw its objection to the delegation
from the ministry. The agreement also provides for the destruction of the minutes kept for Akwel
workers, regarding the actions that have been going on at the factory for three days.
This process resulted with agreemnet in the last meeting on 26.09.2020 between our Bursa
Osmangazi branch and Akwell.
In this challenging process carrying out with our members, a total increase of 41.82% was achieved
including various hikes and social support.
In addition, in the third and fourth six months of the contract, inflation rate increase has been
Akwel workers, newly organized under the roof of our union, were awarded for the first time with
their new acquisitions such as night work Compensation, supplementary Health Insurance, one check
for shoe in the first year and two checks for the second year, food Checks during Ramadan Feast, and
Cleaning Materials with this contract.
The contract was signed between 01.12.2019 and 31.08.2021 for 21 months.
Mesut Erdem, our Bursa Osmangazi Branch President, shared the details of the contract with our
members at Akwel Bursa workplace on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Our members showed their
satisfaction with the contract with their shows of joy.
On Saturday, September 26, 2020, Mesut Erdem, our Bursa Osmangazi branch president, shared the
details of the contract with our members at Akwel Bursa workplace. Our members demonstrated
their satisfaction with the contract.
We congratulate the metal workers who trust their union and take a determined stance at Akwel and
welcome them to the Turk Metal family.