Republican People's Party (CHP), People's Democratic Party (HDP), Worker's Democracy Party (yDP), Revolutionary Worker's Party (DyP), Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DySK), Confederation of Public Employees Trade Unions (KESK
), Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB), Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and many syndicates and political party members have been walking to the square with flags and banners.
Meanwhile, the country's KESK
and DISK trade unions, which together represent hundreds of thousands of workers, called a one-day stoppage to object to the police violence against demonstrations and said they planned to hold demos in the late afternoon.
Union members from Kesk
and Disk, among them many teachers and doctors, were well-represented at the protests.
-- Apology 'just damage control' -- The Turkish Confederation of Public Workers' Unions (KESK
), which represents 240,000 employees, lent its weight to the protests when it launched a two-day strike on Tuesday.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Consisting of Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DySK), Confederation of Public Employees Trade Unions (KESK
), Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) and Turkish Medical Association (TTB) May 1 Committee commemorated workers, who were killed in 1977, at Kazancy Slope, located in Taksim Square of ystanbul on Friday.
A main public-sector union confederation, KESK
, which has some 240,000 members, said it would call a national strike for Monday, while a second union grouping said it was holding an emergency meeting to decide whether to join the action.
The protests looked set to intensify with two major trade union federations, KESK
and DISK, which together represent hundreds of thousands of public and private sector workers, rallying in several cities after launching a two-day strike to support the demonstrators.
A statement by Turkish Confederation of Labor Unions (Turk-Is) said on Friday that chairpersons of labor unions Turk-Is, Hak-Is, DISK, Memur-Sen, KESK
, TMMOB, TTB, TEB, TUED, TURMOB gathered at Turk-Is HQ in Ankara on Thursday.
Among those who gathered in front of the train station were members of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), who attended the ceremony at the invitation of two Turkish unions, the Confederation of Revolutionary Workers' Unions (DySK) and the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (KESK
The Confederation of Public Workers' Unions (KESK
) which represents 240,000 workers, launched a two-day strike which could affect schools, universities and public offices across Turkey, a country of 75 million people sitting at the crossroads of east and west.
Laborers lead by Labour and Trade Unions like DISK, KESK
, TMMOB and TTB, will protest the law by farming a "human chain" around the parliament.
13, 2015 in the CerrahpaE-a neighborhood of Ankara, with participants from the ystanbul Confederation of Revolutionary Workers' Unions (DySK), the Turkish Union of Engineers and Architects' Chambers (TMMOB), the Turkish Doctors Union (TTB) and the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (KESK
), who had declared a three-day strike due to the bombings.