Turkish Airlines’ chair called to resolve dispute

August 7, 2012

The chairman of Turkish Airlines has been targeted to resolve the dispute between management and more than 345 sacked workers.

In June, Hava-Is, the Turkish aviation workers union said 300 Turkish employees had been fired at Turkish Airlines, and 45 at Turkish Technic, which is 100% owned by the airline, via text message and email over a ban on strike action, see previous story.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation said talks with the Turkish government in Geneva and London to resolve the dispute have stalled “apparently due to the lack of willingness on the part of the Turkish Airlines’ management to find a mutually acceptable solution”.

In a letter, general secretary David Cockroft asked for Turkish Airlines’ chairman Hamdi Topcu to take personal responsibility for opening talks between management and airline staff.

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