Turkey - Repression of unions increases - May 31, 2016

The ITUC has called on the government to cease its intensified repression of trade unions, and protested at its plan to amend labour laws to further weaken workers’ rights. Dozens of academics have been dismissed for signing a statement calling for an end to repression against Kurdish and other people in the Kurdish provinces. Several of them have been banned from leaving the country and criminal proceedings have been launched against others. The ITUC has also been informed that 1,390 union members have been placed under investigation for participating in an event calling for peace and democracy.

English: http://www.ituc-csi.org/turkey-government-stepping-up  

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