Solidarity with Hava Is! Report back

As previously reported, workers at Turkish Airlines have been on strike since 15 May 2013 because the company has refused to bargain with the union in their next round of Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations. 305 workers that were previously sacked over industrial action are still fighting to be reinstated. The ITF put out a call for international solidarity in the weeks between 7 and 20 October.  The two weeks of action were a huge success with joint leafletting actions in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, the Philippines, and of course, Turkey.  Outsourcing, failures of bosses to negotiate with unions, privatisation and sackings in order to increase profits, are all strategies that companies in the airlines industry use against workers everywhere.  This is one struggle that must be fought jointly, across the world.  Workers change the world.