DİSK-Birleşik Metal İş (United Metalworkers’ Union) started strike on 7th of May at Cem-Bialetti factory which is Turkish subsidiary of famous Italian Mocha-pot producer Bialetti Group. Cem-Bialetti produces kitchenware such as saucepan, pot, frypan and lowpot.
Strike started after failed collective bargaining negotiations. Negotiations has stuck on pay-related articles. Company only offered a pay increase even less than the official inflation rate for the related period.
After company renewed its offer on 7th of May, workers of the factory organized a ballot at the local union building and decided to go on the strike.