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PSI and other Global Unions unreservedly support the international days of action on 21-22 June and urgently calls on the government of Turkey to address the following:
PSI supports the ITUC call for action and calls on all its affiliates to support the on-going protests in Istanbul’s Taksim square and throughout Turkey.
PSI has nine Turkish public service affiliates representing municipal, public administration, social, health and construction workers. We fully support our affiliates in their struggle for decent working conditions, collective bargaining and freedom of association in an increasingly complex environment. PSI recently organised the Route of Shame, a bicycle ride to draw attention to countries which consistently violate workers’ rights, held simultaneously in Geneva and several other cities in Latin America on 12th June. Turkey was one of the countries on that Route of Shame and DISK president Kani Beko addressed the crowd on the Place des Nations.
PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli also spoke in the Committee on the Application of Standards on the Turkish case.