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Turkish trade unions launch nationwide 24-hour strike

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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-06-17

Five trade unions are set to begin a nationwide 24-hour strike on Monday to protest against the harsh treatment of protesters in Taksim Square. The unions will stop work except in cases of emergency and will march to the city centres.

Five trade unions are set to begin a nationwide 24-hour strike on Monday to protest against the harsh treatment of protesters in Taksim Square on Saturday night. The unions will stop all work except in cases of emergency and will march to their city centres, the daily Hürriyet reported.

The Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions, the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions, the Turkish Doctors' Union, the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects and the Turkish Dentists Union have called on workers to take to the streets in a joint decision.

"The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has launched an offensive against the nation, who refuse to give up their rights and freedoms by staging an insistent resistance," the group said in a statement.

The members of the unions will stop working on June 17 except for emergency cases and will march to their cities' centers.

 

Click here to read the rest of this story on Hürriyet Daily News.

Date created : 2013-06-17

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