Turkey - Workers protest against privatisation of sugar factories - February 28, 2018

Sugar factories have been one of the longest established public enterprises, employing thousands of people. Fearing massive layoffs after privatisation, sugar beet producers, factory workers and opposition parties, have reacted with anger. Sugar factory workers and trade union Şeker-İş have launched a campaign to stop privatisation, arguing that local economies would collapse if the factories were to be closed. They are asking for modernisation of plants, instead of privatisation and have warned against a spike in unemployment.

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