Thousands of Turkish glass workers begin strike over pay

Thousands of workers at Turkey’s largest glass maker company Sisecam have gone on strike after months of collective talks failed to yield an outcome.

Around 5,800 workers from six Şişecam plants walked away from their work on the morning of June 20 when the Kristal-İş Union, which is representing Şişecam employees, and could not come to an agreement on wages for 2014 with the Glass Employers Union.In a statement released on June 20, the company said the sides had been unable to agree on wage hike ratios that have been going on since the beginning of the year, claiming the company “has done everything to finalize this process expeditiously and with consensus.”Read more here.Thousands of workers at Turkey’s largest glass maker company Sisecam have gone on strike after months of collective talks failed to yield an outcome.        

Around 5,800 workers from six Şişecam plants walked away from their work on the morning of June 20 when the Kristal-İş Union, which is representing Şişecam employees, and could not come to an agreement on wages for 2014 with the Glass Employers Union.

In a statement released on June 20, the company said the sides had been unable to agree on wage hike ratios that have been going on since the beginning of the year, claiming the company “has done everything to finalize this process expeditiously and with consensus.”

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