ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Cabin personnel of Turkish Airlines went on slowdown strike today to protest a draft law which bans strikes at the airlines.
A total of 104 flights, both domestic and international, were cancelled as a result of the strike at Atatürk Airport, where Turkish Airlines conducts between 400 and 450 flights a day, an official from the press secretariat of the carrier told the Hürriyet Daily News.
Labor contracts cancelled
Turkish Airlines in a written statement deemed the action illegal.
Turkish Airlines management called some employees to inform them that their labor contract had been cancelled, Mustafa Yağcı, general secretary of Hava-İş, told Hurriyet.com.tr.
The strike action will continue indefinitely if even one colleague is harmed, he said.
Simay Çeken, deputy chairman of Hava-İş, said employee member to several Turkish unions arrived in the Atatürk
International Airport to support workers.
“The entrance cards of our friends were deactivated, they were fired illegally. Police is isolating us from the passengers and trying to close the strike view,” Çeken told the Hürriyet Daily News
yesterday on the phone.