In his speech, Bozgeyik said the system was headed for a fascist regime. He also described the march as an “Enough is enough” warning to the government.
Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions KESK started a march from Istanbul to Ankara protesting presidential decrees targeting the labor force.
KESK officials described their long march to target the presidential decrees that bring “oppression, pressure, and exile” upon workers. They said they started the long walk for the “right to live, equality, and freedoms.”
The long march will start from Istanbul and terminate in Ankara, the nation’s capital, at the Ministry of Work.
Representatives from the progressive and pro-Kurdish party HDP were present at the start of the march. The co-president of KESK, Mehmet Bozgeyik, spoke at the event and said the labor force was under unprecedented attacks in a system out of control.
In his speech, Bozgeyik said the system was headed for a fascist regime.
He also described the march as an “Enough is enough” warning to the government.
Members of the unions and other public workers are under tremendous pressure as the economic crisis, and the pandemic have left workers vulnerable to lower wages.
The talk was regularly cut with the workers chanting, ”This day will change, AKP will pay for what it has done!”
KESK offices and members in other cities and regions are supporting the 220 miles long march.
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