Sep 25 2018

Workers start new protest at Istanbul’s third airport

Workers at Istanbul’s third airport construction site on Tuesday started a new protest with four workers being detained by the police, the Union of Construction Workers announced on Twitter. 

The Unions said that around 400 workers joined the protest after waiting their shuttle busses for hours. Turkish police and gendarmerie rushed to the area, the Union said.

The Union also said that they were excepting on Tuesday night a police operation against the workers in the construction site. 

The current strike follows one on Sept. 14, which was sparked by what the workers say are irregularities in pay, lack of medical supplies and unhygienic on site living conditions.

A Turkish court last Wednesday formally arrested 24 workers who took part in the strike, after the police forces raided the construction site and detained around 400 workers.