Turkey -Dismay and protest after attack on peace union march -October 12, 2015

Four major trade unions have called two days of general strike following a brutal terrorist on the Ankara Work, Peace and Democracy rally. On 10 October, a terrorist attack hit an Ankara peace march organised by trade unions DISK, KESK, TMMOB and TTB, leaving around 100 people dead and many more injured. Police forces dispersed the rallying marchers after two bombs exploded, using tear gas and water cannons against crowds of people who came to pay their respect to the dead and leave flowers in the area. The trade unions have called for two days of general strike, demanding a thorough and transparent investigation into the massacre. Turkey has a history of violence targeted at trade union rallies, as reported in previous May newsletters, and carries tragic memories of the 1977 bloody May Day killings.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/industriall-condemns-brutal-terror-attack...

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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