After the workplace murder that left 10 workers dead in Istanbul's Torun Center, workers protested their working conditions.
Following the halt of construction in the site, the majority of workers have left the premisses. While some of them reportedly left for good, others have the intentions to return later on.
The remaining workers, on the other hand, released a statement and shouted slogans in Kurdish and Turkish to urge the company owners to account for their responsibilities.
"Construction worker is not a slave," Maruf Eren, a worker, told bianet. He also urged the removal of contracted working system.
"If they allocated only the expense of one apartment to occupational safety, our 10 friends would be here," he continued. If one of these people were Aziz Torun's son, could he make the same statement? This is not an accident, this is a workplace murder.
Ömer Öztekin said the following:
"The light of 10 households is down now. We have been mentioning of the issue for a month. The lift person would come and pretend to look around and then leave in a hour. All fuzzy. They are exhausting us off here. It wouldn't matter if we lose our job or not. We no longer fear from anyone." (NV/BM)
* Click here to read the article in Turkish.
Related bianet News
2 Lift Specialists Detained 08 September 2014Regarding the workplace murder investigation, 2 lift specialists were detained by the police. ...
Most Read Today
52 MEN 52 WEEKS/ 46 ÖMER MADRA Climate Change - Male Violence - It's Not An Accident 22 November 2018
Erdoğan: I Warn Our European Friends 21 November 2018
324 Social Media Accounts Investigated in 1 Week 22 November 2018
PENNED BY MİTRA DEMİREL Charming Voice of the Middle East: Fairuz 22 November 2018
Parliamentary Inquiry by HDP MP Çelik About Missing EU Funds 22 November 2018