Workers of TEKEL (Tobacco and Liquor Administration) have initiated a legal process that will carry the issue regarding their work status to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
In accordance with an assessment carried out by the attorneys of Turkey's vocational organizations Turk-Is, DISK, Kamu-Sen and KESK, TEKEL workers have decided to take new legal actions in addition to the lawsuits filed before the Council of State regarding their work conditions.
Within this framework, workers submitted a petition to Turkey's Privatization Authority, demanding to be transferred to other public institutions preserving their actual work status, just like the civil servants and other personnel working at TEKEL.
In case of rejection of their demand and running out of domestic legal tools, workers will carry the issue to ECHR, sources said.
Workers from the privatized TEKEL factories have been displaying a protest in capital Ankara for more than two months in an effort to secure a transfer to other public institutions along with their employee rights.
The government offered to reemploy TEKEL workers under 4-C contract, which means a partial loss of rights for the workers, the initial cause of the protests.
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