Solidarity with Dismissed Workers at Istanbul Airport

From the International Transport Workers' Federation

Dear friends

Dismissal workers by the Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Investment Development and Operation Inc (ISG), Turkey

The ITF has been informed that ISG has dismissed 160 workers without following all the procedures required by Turkish law. Hava-Is has also pointed out that the dismissals occurred just a few days after the ruling by the Court of Appeal confirming the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s decision that ISG should be treated under the ‘air transport’ branch of activity for the purposes of the trade union establishment procedure. The timing of the dismissals suggests that they may have been a reaction to the court ruling, which is favourable to Hava-Is. Therefore appears to be no economic reason to justify the dismissals of the 160 workers last week.

The ITF is calling on all aviation unions to send messages to the Minister of Labour and Social Security and the CEO of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International denouncing the anti-union discrimination and calling for the re-instate of the 160 workers.

ACT NOW - find out more about the dispute and send messages of protest here.