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Turkey bans strike in aviation sector

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

On Thursday May 30, the Parliament of Turkey approved amendments under which any form of strike will be prohibited.

Airline labour unions hope that this decision is not final and that the President of Turkey will veto these amendments. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the other hand, supports the amendments, and believes that this way they will be able to prevent cases of cancelled flights at local airports, Fox News reports.

The approval of the amendments proceeded with the strike of Istanbul airport worker on the background, and because of which the largest state airline Turkish Airlines was forced to cancel more than one hundred flights on May 30. The protests continued in Thursday May 31 and, as a result, tens of airplanes were not able to depart on time, Bloomberg reports.

Airline labour unions protests are related to the approval of the aforementioned bill. Many workers did not show up for work, claiming to be sick, Reuters reports.

Because of these protests shares of Turkish Airlines dropped by 1.6% at the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

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