Interview with Turan Aktaş on the 515th Day of His Resistance
Turan Aktaş is in front of Şişli Municipality for 515 daysShe is struggling to get back to her job. Reason for his dismissal, guessas you will, Decree that came into force in April 2018subcontractors will no longer be able to work in municipalities,workers would continue to work. This is Turan Aktaş.He was one of the workers. He went from subcontractor to the so-called ‘staff’. But one problemThere was a difference in wages between the permanent worker and the worker who transferred from the subcontractor to the ‘staff’.there was. Turan Aktaş objected to this. ‘If you are deceiving us, the subcontractorThen why did you remove the same salary even though I did the same job as the permanent worker?I can’t get it?’ he filed a lawsuit. That’s why he was fired.
When he was a cleaning worker in Şişli Municipality, he was firedHere is the interview we made with Turan Aktaş, who turned into a resistance fighter.we share.
First of all, hello, you are on day 515 of your resistance.
Now almost everyone knows what you stand for.
Now we would like to ask you the following question:
– BEFORE YOU ARE FIRED WHEN YOU LIVEWHAT WERE THE PROBLEMS?
As with every employer and boss, state orThey act like the boss, albeit privately. And because of this, the pressure on the worker andthey are trying to do business with intimidation.
Let me list the issues as follows:
-threats of dismissal.
-Changing the work zone.
-Switching the job (with the sweeper to the back of the truck)
-What’s in the day (shift) into the night, what’s in the nightgiven to the day.
-The union acts with the employer.
When Muammer Keskin came in the process I was working on (2019)The subcontractor in the municipality has changed, the vehicles we use have changed. Subcontractor in the first placeHe came there with old vehicles, he came with trucks. Does not hold the brakes, entrusted to Allah
The company called Norm does cleaning with old tools.it has come, whichever driver and worker criticized these vehicles, the anti-worker WarDoğan was threatening drivers and workers. ‘The driver and worker who disparage carsIf it happens, close the business immediately, send it,’ he was threatening. Because NormHe was getting money from a company called Another anti-worker Mahmut Mermer and the ManagerEfkan Yaşayan shared the money. Because he entered the tender with those vehicles.The strictly forbidden company was overlooked. Age limit for vehiclesIt was necessary, they were getting money from a company called Norm to turn a blind eye to it. ThisThat’s why they didn’t allow the worker to talk and think about his life. to the carThere is the example of İbrahim Demirci, whose work limit was closed for saying something. Thisour friend got back to work with our efforts. That’s why War DoganFrom Izzetpasa, the region where I work, to the Gulbag region.continued. By putting pressure on many friends like me in this way, theythey were putting pressure on them. Or by making changes day and nightthey were printing.
No 3 of Genel-İş in Şişli Municipality what branchUnfortunately, after Muammer Keskin arrived, the employer moved to the place where the employee would be a branch.began to act as a branch. Instead of dealing with employee problemsTogether with the employer, they began to play with the worker. The employer threatened the worker,Dismissal of the worker was not a problem for them. Remzi, the head of the General-IsWe told Caliskan. “I call, I tell, I talk,” he glossed over.Here the worker is in a derelict position. The head of Genel-İş is also the employer.was on his side. In fact, it is possible to dismiss the worker representatives whom the employer does not want.could get. Remzi Çalışkan also supports this. Because a worker in ŞişliHe doesn’t care if he’s crushed or mobbed. The important thing to himtheir dues and in which hotels they will eat these fees.
– HOW DOES MUNICIPAL WORKERS LOOK WHEN YOU WIN?WILL I GAIN GAIN?
The Decree Law I opened as Turan Aktaşcase, 740,000 municipal workers suffering from the same situation received retroactive financialand morally right. I am a precedent for 740,000 workers.Normally, this case is opened by the CHP, which appears to be “against the AKP’s decrees”.the so-called ‘Revolutionary’ Confederation of Trade Unions and Genel-İşthey didn’t open the case, although they should have opened it, they also have the case I openedthey didn’t come out. This party, which has the left, democratic, populist appearance of the CHP,President Muammer Keskin fired me from my job because of this lawsuit I filed.Despite that, I did not give up, I opened my courts, I have filed against the Decree Law.I won both my case and my return to work case. And the CHP also has my court decisions.In order not to give my rights that I have obtained due to the lawsuit I won by not complyingresisting.
After winning the final victory, 740,000 in Turkeymunicipal worker, I am a precedent and won my rights from this case.
This is what the CHP appeals for now.obstacle. Our resistance will turn this decision in favor of the workers and 740,000 municipal workerswill form the basis for I’m determined, I’m going to take my job out, case decision tooit’s none of my business, i’m legitimate, i’m right, get my job back from the workers’ enemiesI’ll take it.
-FRONT THE MUNICIPALITY, IN FRONT OF THE CHP PROVINCIAL PRESIDENCY AND MUAMMEREXPLANATIONS WERE MADE BEFORE KESKİN’S COMPANY. WHEN YOU ARE DETENTIONIT HAPPENED. THE SOCIAL DEMOCRAT IS AT THE DOOR OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF A PARTY WALKING BY THE WORKERHOW DOES IT FEEL TO RESIST 515 DAYS AHEAD?
How does it feel to resist for 515 days:
It’s a good feeling to be resistant here. Importantwhich is where we look at it. I resist for my work and my labor. AndThere are other workers resisting, based on these examples, I resisted and continued.I do. If I were to talk about these examples, one of them is Türkan Albayrak, one of themBakırköy resistance fighter Nursel Tanriverdi, Düzce Resistance fighter Alev Şahin, YükselIts resistance fighters are Nuriye Gülmen, Nazan Bozkurt, Mehmet Dersulu, and Merve Demirel.
This indicates that:
The CHP of layoffs, AKP, makes no differenceit doesn’t. In my eyes, in this system in Turkey, they are all enemies of labor, workers.They act in an enemy order and system. CHP so-called ‘to the existing power’an opposing party. Unfortunately, I was also a member of this party.From Ankara to Istanbul, trusting the leader of this party, right, law and justiceI walked. This right of law is for justices only and only for themselves.appeared. There is no right, law, justice that is reflected in the people. Either AKP or CHP boththey are enemies of the people, both of them are enemies of workers, nothing has changed. But whatno matter what price i have to payI will resist in front of Şişli Municipality as long as I resist, from resistance to victory.I will go back to my work by saying.
-YOU MAKE A LONG-LASTING RESISTANCE,YOU ALSO HAVE DISEASES. HOW IS THIS AFFECTING YOU?
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Loss of fluid in the kneecaps
Despite this, it is 515 days in front of Şişli Municipality,We continue to resist without saying summer, without saying winter, without saying rain, mud and snow.There has never been such a long-term resistance in the history of Şişli Municipality. This is a first andI hope it will set an example.
I also want to mention this: in the resistance processBubble disease in the lungs, which I mentioned above, appeared. before tooAs I said, ‘Even if my coffin rises from here, I will not get up before I win,my funeral leaves the area of resistance.’
-515 DAYS, YOU ARE A WORKER RESISTING. THISHOW RESISTANT AND TARGET-FOCUSED IS THE WORKING CLASS IN TURKEY, AND THEIR RIGHTSIT SHOWS THAT YOU ARE READY TO PAY THE PRICES TO RECEIVE. IT HAS BEEN THAT LONGWHAT MAKES YOU RESIST?
The fact that my right was defeated is in the process of resistance.My decision to resist together with the workers’ assembly and the Resistance Assembly,that our people take care of me and that my resistance friends in many placessetting an example for me does not show the face of any of the revolutionary prisoners in prisons.Although I had not seen him, he wrote me letters of support from the inside and knitted scarves.sending them to increase and strengthen this resistance of mine.provides.
– TO THE WORKERS AND OUR PEOPLE WHO CONTINUES THEIR RESISTANCEWHAT DO YOU SAY?
Finally, I would like to say to our people and colleagues:I would like to say. No matter what happens to this order in our country, not to bow down andmust resist. Not only in terms of business, today’s tree massacre in Rizefor the massacres of women, for the rape and murders of children in our country.you have to resist. to our people and workers, We should certainly not be discouraged, because thisAs long as we submit to the order, we will continue to exploit this order, our workers and our people.to be continued. Our weapon is to resist and to prevent them from exploiting us.is to resist.
I say we have no choice but to resist. Thanks
-We Thank You Too, Victory All togetherWe Say We Will Win.
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