To object to the anti-worker policy (4-C policy) of the Turkish state,
thousands of workers of TEKEL enterprises have started a heroic struggle.
Thousands of workers from all over the country, Turkey, have gathered
in the capital city, Ankara, to defend with tooth and claw from their
livelihoods despite brutal behaviour of the state police.
Proletariat of TEKEL have taken initiative and give its imprint to the
events. Beside TEKEL workers, other sectors; sugar workers, firemen,
health sector and students joined them. They have established an
independent social force which is fighting for its own interests.
The main tasks of unions are, controlling of the working class and
misleading of its class struggle. Workers independent struggle
that is not led by the unions is a source of inspiration to the
other workers in the world. As a result, the ghost of this class
struggle that the bourgeoisie fears the most.
Your movement showed real class solidarity, a powerful weapon against
capitalist attacks. No matter what language we speak, we have a common
characteristic; we belong to the working class family.
We strongly support your heroic struggle. We don’t have anything to
lose but our chains and a world to win!
Long live class solidarity of workers!
23 January 2010
To read all the story of what happened so far in the Tekel struggle, please read the following link:
Solidarity with Tekel workers' resistance against government and unions!