Turkey - Public sector workers fired - February 28, 2017

The authorities have ordered, through a decree published on February 2017, the dismissal of nearly 4,500 civil servants in the latest wave of a purge after the July's 2016 attempted coup. The Official Gazette stated 4,464 people had been fired, including 2,585 employees of the education ministry, 893 members of the gendarmerie and 88 workers at the public television channel TRT. The dismissal included 330 academics who were members of the Higher Council for Teaching (YOK). Most of the recent dismissals are not covered by severance pay, and retirement bonuses have been cancelled. In addition, the state has transferred the money due to the workers to a state account. The dismissals in the public sector have initiated a fiercely protest. The global public sector union PSI started a solidarity campaign.   

English: http://www.world-psi.org/en/solidarity-dismissed-unionists-turkey

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/34366291/turkey-sacks-another-4-500-civil-servants ...  

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