EPSU delegation attends new hearing in trial of Turkish union leader

Gönül Erden court case, 4 July 2022, Ankara

Solidarity for Gönül Erden, former chair of the health and social workers union SES of the confederation KESK, Ankara, 4 July 2022

(12 July 2022) An EPSU delegation joined a new hearing in the trial of one of the leaders of the Turkish health union SES of the confederation KESK. Gönül Erden,is accused of links with extremist organisations. It is an excuse to intervene in the trade union activities. Alas, she was not released and kept in prison. A new hearing will take place on 3 October.

The union group included Christina McAnea, the General Secretary of Unison and colleagues of her union, Mireille Stivala, the General Secretary of CGT-Sante and Francoise Geng, EPSU vice-President. Eric Vermeulen FNV saw his flight cancelled and could not make it. The delegation met 4 July.