El-Sen, the trade union for KIB-TEK employees, has decided to go on a strike on Thursday and protest against the 30% increase in the cost of electricity and the lack of investment in the state-run company. There will only be cover in the event of an emergency, the union warned. El-Sen is also protesting against the extension of the contract with private Turkish company power AKSA after 2023 and the increase of the guarantee of purchase paid to AKSA.
Meanwhile, school bus drivers who are members of Kar-Is union stated that they would not be driving students to school on Monday as they had received no response from the government about their demand for a pay increase.
Finally, the civil servants union (Kamu-Sen) has asked for a salary increase of 30-40% at the end of September for its members. Commenting on the agreement reached between the government and the livestock breeders, Kamu-Sen’s chairman Metin Atan said:
“[…] As a result of negotiations held on 10 September, the livestock breeders’ union and the government reached an agreement. This means that the civil servants should also hold a demonstration to get the upper hand in safeguarding our rights. Of course, we do not want to drag the country into chaos but if everyone who holds a demonstration can get their rights, the civil servants and the private sector employees who are in the most difficult situation should also organise demonstrations […]”.