Turkey - Fatal attack on trade unionists - January 31, 2016

Sanitation worker Mehmet Kaplan, member of DİSK/Genel-İş Union in Cizre Municipality (Şırnak), was shot dead on 17 January in front of his house while another worker was seriously injured and a further three arrested in separate incidents. The international union federation PSI was informed of the arrest and detention of three members of DISK/Genel-İş for their trade union activities. PSI strongly condemns the murder and persecution of the members of its affiliated union and has written to the Turkish Prime Minister. PSI reminded the government that repression and detention of workers for their trade union activities is a breach of the country’s obligations under ILO Convention No. 87 and other human rights instruments. PSI further calls on the authorities to guarantee the effective protection of workers and trade unionists’ lives.

English: http://www.world-psi.org/en/trade-unionists-killed-and-arrested-turkey  

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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