Turkish Airlines signs deal with workers union, buys new simulators
DHA photoTurkey’s national airline carrier has announced the signing of a collective bargaining agreement with Çelik-İş Union, covering a three-year period starting from July 2015.
“As a result of the negotiations made between Turkish Technic and Çelik-İş Union, the 5th Collective Bargaining Agreement has been signed, regarding 5,500 employees, covering a three-year period starting from July 1, 2015,” said the company in a written statement to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) on Oct. 27.
According to the agreement, the wage increase for the second half of 2015 will be 7 percent, for the first half of 2016 it will be 5 percent and for the following periods it will be equal to the inflation rate of the relevant period plus a rate of 0.5 percent, the company added.
Apart from this, the gross monthly social aid will increase from 390 Turkish Liras to 485 liras for the first year, from 485 liras to 550 liras for the second year and from 550 liras to 615 liras for the third year. A one-time gross payment of 1,550 liras will also be made to the unionized staff.
The corporation also announced it decided to purchase one A320, one B737NG and one A330 simulator to be delivered in 2016 in a separate statement on Oct. 27.