The Labor Platform of Turkey will suspend work for two hours on Friday to protest the social security and general health insurance bill passed by the Planning & Budget Committee of Turkish parliament on March 6th.
The protest is expected to stop transportation, street cleaning, education and health services throughout Turkey from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday.
This means that municipalities will suspend their services, whereas in-city transportation and cleaning services will halt.
Also, no flights will take-off for two hours; teachers will not join classes; doctors will not take care of patients except emergencies.
The bill gradually raises the retirement age of women and men to 65 (actually 58 and 60, respectively) and the number of days they have to work from 7,000 to 9,000.
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