Turkey -ILO office occupied -March 8, 2012

Members of DISK have organised a press declaration in front of the Ministry of Labour. In their statement the Turkish government is criticised for what is called a two-fold attack against workers. According to DISK a new draft bill is against ILO Conventions No: 87 and 98, the European Social Charter, the UN Economical, Social and Cultural Rights Convention and the 90th Amendment of the Constitution of the Republic Of Turkey. The planned National Employment Strategy Document will destroy severance pay, turn workers into rental slaves by introducing Private Work Agencies, lower minimum wage and generalise precarious work. A few days before the ILO office in Ankara had been occupied as part of the action.

English:http://occupyilo.wordpress.com/ ;http://occupyilo.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/19/


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