Honestly, it will surprise me if the strike succeeds. I will keep an eye on what happens today.
update: 6 Feb 2010. It seemed that the general strike did not really work. Worker actions remained low profile…
Petrolİş started a unionisation campaign here.
The resistance Tekel workers have shown in Ankara despite the snow, cold and bad conditions has already gone down in history as a major success, considering that Turkey?s recent past has not been very optimistic in terms of workers? rights, organization and successful resistance.
The six trade union confederations representing the interests of the Tekel workers in Ankara decided to go for a “general action” on 4 February. The decision was taken after the government did not step back from temporary employment of the workers.
The strike was most effective in İzmir as of the middle of the day.
a propaganda video that is prepared for the ?4th. of february, general strike- general resistance? day for solidarity with tekel workers..
A group of leftist protesters in solidary in an Istanbul boat VIA
ODTU students in solidarity with workers at Mount Ararat