Railway Workers on Strike in Eskişehir

Railways regarding the privatization of Turkey Grand National Assembly (Parliament) employees reacted to the bill presented, the press release it announced a 24-hour strike in Eskisehir.

Approximately 500 members of Turkish Transport Sen (TUS) and United Transport Workers Union (BTS) made a press statement in front of the Eskişehir Train Station. The crowd often shouted, 'Railways are not for sale'. TUS Branch President Kemal Ürgen and BTS Branch President Ersin Cem Para addressed the crowd.

Kemal Ürgen, 16 2013 April 24 across the country on the railroad began an hourly XNUMX strike, he said. Urgen read in a joint press statement prepared and said:

"Turkey is our union after submission of the Turkey Grand National Assembly regarding the liberalization of rail transport Turkish Transportation You railways by the United Transport Workers' Union also in no organized associations, foundations and a series of actions and press for the withdrawal of the bill as Platform Railway Workers formed unions Our people and railroads were informed with our explanations.

This week, the draft law passed the Assembly Public Works, Reconstruction, Transport and Tourism Commission and was put on the agenda to be discussed at the General Assembly of the Assembly. The primary objective of this draft law is to commercialize the railway service by making it not a public service. The second objective is the liquidation and privatization of the public sphere. And finally, the indispensable part of neo-liberal understanding will open the way for subcontracting, ie the use of cheap and precarious labor. We are on strike for 24 hours on the railways all over Turkey. We want the draft law to be withdrawn.

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