Turkish Airlines dispute deepens
By Airlineberg Reporter - Fri Jun 01, 10:42 am
The ITF has warned the Turkish government that its attack on airline workers’ rights is dragging the country’s name through the mud and will be resisted by international trade unions.
The ITF member union Hava-Is is currently fighting a government attempt to ban aviation workers from going on strike. The country already has in place stringent legislation prohibiting most forms of widely accepted industrial action. Workers at Turkish Airlines andTurkish Technic this week went on a day’s sick leave – the only form of industrial action allowed to them – in protest at the government plan.
According to the latest report from the union 300 Turkish employees have now been fired at Turkish Airlines, and 45 at Turkish Technic, which is 100 per cent owned by the airline. Theywere sacked via text message and email, and their pass cards were deactivated – the union believes this is a deliberate tactic since if they aren’t able to enter their workplaces for three days they can be said to be absent withoutleave and sacked without compensation. Turkish Airlines has also announced that it will file a lawsuit against the union. According to Hava-Is, “needless to say, their aim is to smash the union”.
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