Atalay: Give the salary we received in January, also in December

Ergün Atalay, President of TÜRK-İŞ, said that they want all subcontracted workers to be given a position and that all those who are old at retirement (EYT) are included in the scope of the law.

Atalay attended the 21st Ordinary General Assembly of TARIM-İŞ Union held in a hotel.

Speaking in the program, Atalay stated that some employers do not want to organize unions in their workplaces and said, “I repeat my request here to the politicians and to the Parliament. Let the government, the opposition, come out in a group meeting and say, ‘Do not put the worker in front of the door because he is organized, do not mobbing the workers. ‘ All of you, organize in the workplaces. Let the workers go to whomever they want, not to TÜRK-İŞ, as long as they get organized.” used his statements.

Pointing out the decrease in occupational accidents in workplaces where there is organization, Atalay said that they should fight against “merciless employers”.

Referring to the current problems in working life, Atalay made the following assessment:

“What is on Turkey’s agenda now? We are talking about taxes. We say, ‘Give us the salary we received in January in December as well.’ We made an initiative about tax last week. We have been talking for 3-5 years. We will continue to keep it on the agenda of the country until it is resolved. What are we talking about? In 2018, nearly 700 thousand subcontracted workers were recruited, SEEs remained. There are 70 thousand people, they are recruited. Now they say ‘ok’ to them, but they hired as many more people. Come on, you recruited SOEs a month later. Apart from that, there are rental vehicles, ambulances, whatever you can think of. These will remain. We will continue to talk about these again. Our request “Make all of them under the roof of the state without leaving a single subcontractor out. Enact this law without leaving one EYT member out.

Emphasizing that they will be followers to solve the problems of the workers, Atalay stated that the salary promotions of the banks should be updated.

Atalay stated that nothing matters where there is no agriculture, and said that the world’s largest research and development systems are in Turkey, but they are not operated properly.

Polat: Research institutes should be run

TARIM-İŞ Union Chairman İlhami Polat stated that the developments in recent years have once again shown the importance of agriculture and food, while the place of agriculture in national income in Turkey has regressed to 5 percent.

Pointing out that Turkey has a plant diversity of 167 families, 1320 genera and 9,996 species, Polat said that some food products grown in Turkey are exported cheaper than those grown in other countries. Polat, “Our country has become a country that does not evaluate its agricultural wealth. Agriculture is always spoken superficially. Agriculture is an issue that should be discussed above politics.” said.

Emphasizing that energy, medicine and seed problems in agriculture and energy, medicine and feed problems in animal husbandry should be solved, Polat drew attention to the importance of using domestic seeds. Stating that research institutes should be employed, Polat stated that one of the biggest problems in the agricultural sector is temporary workers working with Law No. 5620. Polat demanded that temporary workers be given a cadre.

Stating that there are 55 agricultural research institutes in which important activities related to agriculture and animal husbandry are carried out in Turkey, Polat called for urgent recruitment of workers to these institutions where the number of workers has decreased.

Source: Dünya Gazetesi by

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