Having been dismissed unlawfully by MEDLOG Logistics Company, a subsidiary of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), 160 workers from six different locations in Turkey have started a militant struggle to get their jobs and rights back. Today, they celebrated the 100th day in their struggle.
On the 100th day, Nakliyat Is organized two massive protests in Istanbul and İzmir with the participation of the dismissed workers.
In Istanbul, a protest action was taken at Galatasaray Square in Taksim. The president of the union Ali Riza Küçükosmanoğlu made an explanation denouncing the hostile attitude of the company towards the workers and the fundamental union organization rights guaranteed by a lot of international labor agreements.
After the protest in Taksim, the workers and union leaders went to the head office of MSC and they continued their 100th day action there.
Another initiative was taken in İzmir at the same time. Here, the dismissed workers and the union leaders gathered at the Aegean Office of MSC. The company’s lawlessness was also denounced in this protest.