Turkish Cypriots raising funds for Soma mine victims

Public workers will have their salaries cut by 1% for a month to raise money for those who lost loved ones in the Soma mine disaster.

Turkish Cypriots raising funds for Soma mine victims

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus prime minister Ozkan Yorgancioglu stated that the government will start to arrange funds for families who lost their loved ones in the Soma accident.

Yorgancioglu said that they were going create the funds by cutting off 1% of public worker salaries for only one month.

Yorgancioglu said that the salary cut will only take place if the workers accept, he added “people who don't want to be apart of the fund should send a written request by the beginning of next week. As for the rest of the workers, a small amount of your salary will be cut for the funds.”

Yorgancioglu made statements about this matter at the Minister Council meeting that took place today. He also spoke about the upcoming projects they have for support and brought back memories about the government representatives who went to Soma.

“They supported the unions for creating such a fund” said Yorgancioglu, stressing the fact that the workers have to agree on the cutting of their salary.

301 miners died in the Soma mine disaster in Turkey's Manisa last month, prompting three days of national mourning and a review of work health and safety standards.

Last Mod: 18 Haziran 2014, 17:49
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