Solidarity message with striking health care workers in Turkey

(15 December 2011) EPSU and PSI sent a message of solidarity to the health care union SES (member of the Confederation KESK). It organizes, together with other unions organizing workers in health services, a strike on 21 December 2011. The unions demands an end to the intimidation and harassment of trade union leaders and activists. They are often arrested and detained. The unions also challenge the flexible and insecure work arrangements and the impact these have on working conditions and living standards of our members, and on the quality of the services delivered. Ultimately, it effects public health of Turkey’s citizens. EPSU and PSI support the goal to secure universal access to quality health and social care services for all of Turkey’s citizens.