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Forty-five people who supported recent labor action at Turkish Airlines in protest at legislation that will prohibit strikes at the carrier have been fired amid a wave of terminations stemming from the demonstration, daily Hürriyet reported.
 
The employees all belonged to a sub-company of Turkish Airlines.
 
THY recently laid off around 300 employees for participating in a slowdown protest on May 29 that led to the cancelations of dozens of domestic and international flights.
 
The Civil Aviation Trade Union (Hava-İş) said the company fired its employees via text messages and emails, adding that the airline deactivated personnel cards to prevent persona non grata employees from entering airline buildings.
 
Employees can be fired for missing three days in a row.
 
The motion prohibiting strikes for aviation workers has been passed by Parliament and is now waiting for President Abdullah Gül’s assent before it will formally become law.

May/31/2012

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