Turkey - Trade union movement defends right to oppose - August 31, 2016

The international and European trade union movement has strongly condemned the failed coup and offered our deepest condolences to the victims. Unconstitutional attempts – especially involving military force – to seize power and overthrow democracy are unacceptable. The ITUC and ETUC are also deeply concerned by the government’s drastic purge launched in the immediate aftermath of the coup attempt. Many civilians are amongst the thousands of people arrested and detained. Tens of thousands of workers and citizens have now been dismissed or suspended from their jobs. Plans have been announced to replace 20,000 teachers, among them thousands of trade union members. The coup attempt cannot be used as an excuse to eradicate democratic opposition through a ‘state of emergency’.

English: https://www.etuc.org/documents/turkey-ituc-and-etuc-deeply-concerned …  

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