EPSU stands together with SES against the violent attack on health workers

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EPSU General Secretary Jan Willem Goudriaan sends a letter to the Health Minister of Turkey denouncing the attack on SES members.

Health workers from Trade Union of Employees in Public Health and Social Services (SES) in Diyarbakır were attacked by an employee of a subcontracting company during their boycott of outsourced cafeteria services. The attacker fired a weapon against the workers, though there were no casualties nor injuries.

After the violent attack, SES Union made a statement saying this is a result of the Ministry of Health’s outsourcing policy, which lets mafia-like companies make room for themselves within public services. EPSU General Secretary Jan Willem Goudriaan, General Secretary, EPSU sent a letter to the Ministry of Health of Turkey, Dr. Fahrettin Koca, denouncing the attack. In the letter, Goudriaan says “we remind you that it is your responsibility to protect health workers” and demands an effective investigation to prevent further attacks against workers.

Read the letter in English and Turkish here.


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