Turkey’s trade unions gather to coordinate general strike

June 3rd, 2013 | Good Morning Turkey
Turkey’s trade unions gather to coordinate general strike

Turkey’s major trade unions, including The Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions (DISK), The Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions (KESK), and the Education and Science Workers’ Union (Eğitim-Sen) are meeting early today after soaring call for general strike to give weight to anti-government protests across Turkey, which were sparked by a brutal police crackdown on a peaceful sit-in in Istanbul’s Gezi Park on May 31, 2013.

Istanbul Eğitim Sen (Education and Science Workers Union) Branch No 6 announced that they will be doing a labor strike on 3-4 June.

The announcement by Eğitim Sen Branch No 6 included the following statement:

“We call on all our members and university workers to support our labor strike with the conscience and responsibility attached to these historic days, and to elevate our just struggle against AKP’s anti-labor policies and state terror.”