Turkey -Prominent union leaders arrested and offices raided -June 25, 2012

On 25 June police raided the offices of education union Eğitim Sen and the Confederation of Public Employees (KESK). The police also searched the houses of prominent union leaders, confiscating documents regarding their union work. Union leaders were detained in over 20 cities, including KESK President Lami Ozgen; the General Secretary of the Health and Social Services Union (SES), Mehmet Siddik Akin; the General Secretary of the All Municipality and Local Administrations workers’ union (Tüm Bel Sen), İzzet Alpergin; and the President of the Agriculture, Forest, Livestock Service Workers’ Union (Tarım Orkam Sen), Metin Vuranok. Trade unions across Europe have condemned the attack on the unionists.

English: http://www.ei-ie.org/en/news/news_details/2214

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