After Turkish governmental violence against protests against the deaths of hundreds of miners, now this, against another protest against lethal work conditions …
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
Sunday Sep 7 2014, 21:30 (Update: 07-09-14, 21:38)
In Istanbul, riots erupted during a protest march against the poor working conditions on construction sites in Turkey. More than a thousand people took to the streets after the death of ten construction workers. Police used tear gas and water cannons against the protesters.
Last night the construction workers were killed in an accident with a lift. They were working in an apartment under construction. After their work, they took the elevator, but that did not work and plunged 32 floors down.
FOOD workers’ international IUF urged trade unionists across the world today to send solidarity to Turkish dairy workers battling for their rights against management intimidation: here.