3 thoughts on “Mining disasters in Turkey and the USA

  1. Turkish unions declare one-day strike over mine disaster

    Unions including the Confederation of Turkish Trade Unions, the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions, the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects and the Turkish Medical Association called a one-day strike Thursday 15 May following the deaths of over 270 coal miners in Turkey’s worst mining disaster at Soma in western Turkey. Around 100 miners remained trapped with hope for their safe rescue diminishing.

    Ahmet Faruk Unsal, president of Mazlumder, a Turkish human rights group spoke of poor work safety record in a press release: “Our relentless greed for profit, in competition with local and global capital, and the working conditions that follow, put the most basic human rights—even the right to life—at risk.” He added that over 1,200 workers died in work-related incidents in Turkey last year and 360 had died in the first four months of this year.

    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/16/wkrs-m16.html

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