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February 29, 2024

CHP Deputy Başevirgen: “We will continue to fight for the rights of our miners”

Report: CHP Deputy Başevirgen: We will continue to seek the rights of our miners Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman Gamze Taşcıer Başevirgen stated that they will continue to seek the rights of miners who are struggling to survive in the mining sector. Başevirgen emphasized the importance of workers’ rights and stated that they will continue to support the miners...

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February 29, 2024

Agrobay Workers in Bergama, Izmir Detained After 98 Days of Resistance

Section 1: Report Agrobay, an agricultural enterprise located in Bergama, Izmir, recently terminated the employment of 39 workers, with 31 of them being dismissed under Code 46. The workers have been engaged in a resistance effort for 98 days, claiming they were let go without compensation due to their union affiliation. On the 98th day of their protest, the workers...

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February 29, 2024

Transportation Strikes in Greece: Taxis and Public Transit Workers Launch 48-Hour Strike in Athens

Report: In Greece, transportation strikes are expected to disrupt services. In the capital city of Athens, taxi drivers have initiated a 48-hour strike demanding reduced taxes, permission to pick up passengers from bus lanes, and stricter regulations on ride-sharing apps. Over 200 taxis formed a convoy and held a protest in front of the Ministry of Transportation. Furthermore, the Transport...

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February 28, 2024

24-Hour Strike Begins in Greece Following Train Disaster Anniversary and Union Calls

Section 1: Report A 24-hour strike has been initiated in Greece following the train accident that sparked significant backlash. The strike has led to disruptions in train and ferry services, while airlines did not participate in the strike due to a court ruling. The public services union, ADEDY, representing approximately half a million workers, stated, “We have returned to the...

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February 28, 2024

Turkey’s Declining Rights and Freedoms Highlighted on World Occupational Health and Safety Day

Report: On World Occupational Health and Safety Day, a table was set up in Turkey to highlight the decline in rights and freedoms over the past 20 years. The event aimed to draw attention to the deteriorating conditions for workers in the country, particularly in terms of occupational health and safety. ESG Risks: 1. Occupational Health and Safety Violations: The...

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February 27, 2024

Labor Struggles and Unionization in Turkey Amid Pandemic Conditions: A Summary of Recent Developments

Section 1: Report On May 1, Labor and Solidarity Day, various sectors in Turkey have been actively engaged in actions to demand their rights amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Couriers, healthcare workers, media professionals, and industrial workers have participated in mass actions and strikes to address issues such as contracted personnel, appointments, exam discussions, raises, and collective...

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February 27, 2024

Doctors’ Ongoing Strike in South Korea Leads to Healthcare Scandal and Patient Death

Report: In South Korea, the ongoing strike by doctors protesting the government’s decision to increase the quota for medical schools has led to a healthcare scandal. Hundreds of doctors resigning in the country, a 80-year-old female patient suffering from a heart condition died in the ambulance as various hospitals refused to accept her due to the strike. The incident occurred...

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February 27, 2024

Collapse at Chrome Mine in Palu District of Elazığ Traps 4 Workers, 3 Rescued Alive

Report: On February 26, a collapse took place in a chrome mine located in the Palu district of Elazığ, leading to 4 workers being trapped under the rubble. Out of the 4 workers, one managed to escape on his own, while 2 others were rescued by UMKE and AFAD teams and taken to the ambulance. The last worker trapped was...

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February 27, 2024

Increased Landslides in Eastern Black Sea Region Linked to Uncontrolled Quarry Blasting, Experts Warn

Report: Sudden and heavy rains in the Eastern Black Sea region, attributed to global climate change, have resulted in floods, overflows, landslides, and rock falls onto highways. Scientists in the region are conducting academic studies to understand the increasing landslides and recommend intensifying inspections and measures to mitigate environmental damage caused by uncontrolled explosions in quarries and mining areas. ESG...

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February 27, 2024

Özlem Güneş: A Female Headman Candidate’s Journey and Vision for Gülsuyu Gülensu District

Report: During the election process, women who were not previously visible in their neighborhoods began to emerge, including Özlem Güneş, a candidate for headman in the Gülsuyu Gülensu District. Özlem Güneş was born in Elazığ in 1977, and her family moved to Istanbul when she was five years old. She speaks Kurdish, Kirmanciki, and a little English, in addition to...

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