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Of the workers who stopped working in the construction of the 3rd Airport in İstanbul due to bad working conditions and occupational homicides, 24 of them have been arrested. Four workers have been released on probation.
The Prosecutor's Office, which did not take the testimony of the workers who were taken to the Gaziosmanpaşa Courthouse yesterday (September 18), demanded that 15 of 43 workers be released on probation and referred 28 workers to the Penal Judgeship of Peace with a request for their arrest.
24 workers have been arrested on charges of "resisting the fulfilment of duty", "violating the freedom to work and labor", "damaging public property" and "attending meetings and marches with weapons, etc." The other four workers have been released on probation.
19 workers in total have been released on probation so far.
On September 12, 2018, in the construction of the 3rd Airport in İstanbul, where almost 36 thousand workers have been working, a shuttle vehicle had an accident, which injured 17 workers.
In the wake of this accident, workers stopped working in the construction due to bad working conditions and occupational homicides.
On September 14, 401 workers were taken into custody. 275 of these workers were released on September 16. 83 workers were also gradually released. 28 of the remaining 43 workers were referred to court with a request for their arrest.
The demands of the workers are:
-The workers who joined the protest won't be fired.
-Those who were fired without being informed will be reinstated.
-Shuttle problem will be solved.
-Full wage will be put into bank account, it will not be paid in person.
-Workers and foremen will eat at the same dining hall.
-The İGA officials responsible for the problems will be discharged.
-Demands will be read out in front of the press.
-Occupational homicides will be resolved.
-Bonus will be paid in bairams.
-Workers will be given working clothes.
-Salary of workers who haven't been paid for 6 months will be paid.
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