In the final declaration of the “Law No. 4688 and the Collective Bargaining Congress in its 10th Anniversary” organized by MEMUR-Sen on April 4-5, it was stated that the current collective bargaining system is not sustainable with its scope, parties, duration, operation and understanding of collective bargaining without strikes.
In the declaration, which stated that the right to organize, collective bargaining and strike cannot be considered separately for a real collective agreement, it was said, “For this reason, the right to strike should be granted to public officials and its effective use should be ensured in the collective bargaining process.”
Other demands were listed in the declaration as follows: “Taking into account the achievements achieved in the past and the decisions of the authorized bodies of the ILO, ‘personal rights and working conditions’ should be included in the scope of the collective agreement as well as financial and social rights. Public officials who do not choose to be a member of a union within the scope of freedom of association or who are not members of an authorized union should benefit from the provisions of the collective agreement by paying a ‘solidarity fee’ to the authorized union.
Considering the will and change Turkey has demonstrated in terms of democratization and liberation, the scope of public officials who cannot be union members should be narrowed and the scope of the right to organize should be expanded in accordance with international norms and the decisions of ILO authorized bodies.
The principle of equality between the parties should be observed in the collective agreement, the authority to submit a collective agreement proposal should only be given to the authorized confederation and the unions, and the collective bargaining should take place between the public administration and the authorized confederation/union. Penal sanctions should be added to the law that will eliminate the situations that cause the collective agreement not to be applied, the public employer should avoid the practices that will restrict or prevent the implementation of the provisions, and the issues that will ensure the full and complete implementation of the collective agreement provisions should be included in the agreement as per the collective agreement autonomy.
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