Turkey -Dismissals lead to strike -June 27, 2015

General Strike as workers who had a prominent role in a strike in May dismissed.

Carmaker Tofaş, owned by the Turkish Koç Holding company and major Italian automaker Fiat, has dismissed a group of workers including workers who had a prominent role in a strike in May. During a tense period for the car industry factory workers from several major automakers including Renault and Ford went on extended strikes, dealing a severe blow to the industry's production and exports. As the workers made agreements with factory management, these often included a guarantee that no one would be fired; however, news outlets reported that some of those fired now include those who participated in last month's strike. This was the reason for Metal Workers Union (MİB) calling for a new general strike of all metal workers.

English: http://en.cihan.com.tr/en/union-calls-for-resumption-of-strike …     

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