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Turkey: 98 health care workers sacked for joining a union

In partnership with DISK, the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey, Public Services International and the European Federation of Public Service Unions.

The hospital of Maltepe University in Istanbul dismissed 98 workers, for being members of the Progressive Union of Health Workers on 6 December 2014. The workers joined the union to seek to improve their working conditions in the hospital. They demanded higher wages, promised for several years, and shorter working hours. Several of the sacked workers were working in the hospital for more than 10 years and received several awards. There are disabled workers as well as couples among them, leaving families without income.

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