This video from the European Parliament says about itself:
At a meeting of the Committee on International Trade (INTA), Joe Higgins MEP highlights the ongoing strike at Tekel and human rights abuses in Turkey (02-02-10).
There is a general strike in Turkey today.
From Bianet in Turkey:
According to a joint decision taken by six union confederations, millions of workers stopped work today (4 February) from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm to support the workers from the closed down Tekel leaf tobacco factory.
Turkish Confederation of Labour Unions (Türk-İş), the Hak Workers Union Confederation (Hak-İş), the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DİSK), the Civil Servant Unions Confederation (MEMUR-SEN), the Public Workers Unions Confederation of Turkey (KAMU-SEN) and the Confederation of Trade Unions of Public Employees (KESK) took the joint decision for a general strike. Reason for this large-scale action is the government’s insistence to employ the workers of the recently closed down Tekel leaf tobacco factory as “temporary personnel”.
Portugal’s Communists have united with other opposition parties to defeat a government austerity plan: here.