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Health Workers against subcontracting

First trial of 25 Çukurova University Balcalı Hospital subcontracter workers  who are allegedly charged with “conspiracy in tender” with 27 years of prison sentence, will be on 16th December 2011.  The workers who called for participation to trial told that “Struggle for secure work against the subcontracter cannot be tried”


Workers opposed to the tender process which takes place despite of the Ministry of Labour’s decision which says that “Subcontracted workers cannot work at Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine and all the subcontracted workers must be counted as Çukurova University’s workers since the first day started the job”. And 25 workers taken under custody during the protest.


Before the trial,President of DİSK Dev Sağlık-İş, Arzu Çerkezoğlu and Dev Sağlık-İş Board member and Balcalı Hospital worker, Mustafa Hotlar made a press declaration at DİSK Headquarters.


Dev Sağlık-İş President Çerkezoğlu told that the tender process was unlawfull that’s why workers opposed to it.


Mustafa Hotlar, told that 25 health workers who were demonstrated in front of the building in which the unlawfull tender process is taking place, were taken under custody. Hotlar added “Struggle for secure work against the subcontracter cannot be tried”


Workers of the Çukurova University Balcalı Hospital will stop work by saying ” I am not going to work while my friends are on trial” and they will march to the court house. Also 60 percent of the workers are permanent staff and there are 1600 subcontracted workers.