Turkey -Escalation of dispute after aviation striking ban becomes law -June 13, 2012

President Abdullah Gül has signed the law banning strikes in the aviation sector that was approved by Parliament earlier, despite large scale protests from aviation union Hava-Is. Union members initiated a one-day slow-strike leading to the cancellation of nearly 200 flights last month, as reported in the May issue of CBN, after the government announced the amendment that would make strikes in the aviation sector illegal. In response Turkish Airlines has fired 305 cabin crew and technical staff who participated in the strike. Hava-Is will appeal both the legislation and the dismissals in court and has received widespread international support, amongst others from the ITF, AFL-CIO and the ITUC. In the meantime the airport security commission has banned all demonstrations and acts of protest. The protest originates in the failure to produce any collective agreement after plans to repeal existing social rights and wages.

English: http://www.itfglobal.org/press-area/index.cfm/pressdetail/7445

http://bianet.org/english/labor/139050-all-acts-of-protest-prohibited-at-ataturk ...

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/airline-staff-start-indefinite-strike ...

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-282156-union-appeals-thy-decision ...

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/law-banning-aviation-strikes-becomes ...

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