Strike at Nestlé ends upon agreement in Turkey's northwest
BURSAA two-week long strike at Nestlé’s Turkey plant in the northwestern province of Bursa has ended as a result of a consensus between the parties, the Swiss chocolate maker’s local branch said in a press statement on July 5.
The company said the strike at the Karacabey plant ended on June 5 while another planned strike in Nestlé Water’s Kestel plant, also in the province of Bursa, was canceled, the company said.
“We are happy about the agreement that came on the eve of the Ramadan holiday,” the statement read.
Over 900 workers went on strike at a Nestlé factory in Karacabey early on June 21 after the company and the labor union, Tek Gıda-İş, could not reach a collective bargaining deal over disputes in wage raises.
Before the strike, the company said the proposed increase in base pay and benefits was, on average, double the inflation rate.