New repression against TEDAŞ workers
26 April 2012Sixteen workers have been taken into custody on 24 April
Sixteen Turkish Electricity Distribution Corporation (TEDAŞ) workers were taken into custody for attempting to stage a protest action in front of TEDAŞ Provincial Directorate.
Fifty two TEDAŞ workers were fired following their one-day work stoppage in late February organized against the nonpayment of their salaries for the last four months. The workers were fired on the grounds of “not doing their works”. Having received no favourable result from the applications they made to the governor of Adana, workers started a resistance protest in the resistance tent they set up on March 5 demanding to be reinstated.
Sixteen of resisting workers, including workers’ union Enerji Sen General President Kamil Kartal and the union’s Central Manager for Organization, were taken into custody on April 24 as a result of police attack on the group who wanted to demonstrate in front of the TEDAŞ Provincial Directorate building. The police detained the workers claiming they illegally occupied public space and violated the Offense Law.
Workers who were taken to Adana Police Directorate are expected to be referred to court.
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