Turkish engineers send CV’s into sky in protest
A group of food engineers protest the unemployment by flying their CV’s to the sky with the help of balloons in Istanbul’s Mecidiyeköy district. AA photoA group of food engineers flew their CV’s to the sky in a protest against unemployment in Istanbul on Dec. 28.
The food engineers branch of the Turkish Chamber of Architects and Engineers (TMMOB) gathered in Istanbul’s Şişli district and sent their CV’s into the sky, with papers tied to flying balloons.
The group then announced a press statement, criticizing that they were overlooked in assignments for public positions.
“We are unhappy that the voice of food engineers is unheard,” Sedat Kuru, the head of the branch said. “In the private sector our authority is distributed to other branches, while we are overlooked in the public sector.”
The group also claimed that although they received enough points in the Public Personnel Selection Examination, or KPSS, they were not assigned to public institution positions. The group said the situation could be overcome with state auditing to avoid food engineering positions being given to engineers from other specialties.