Workers – İstanbul Voices http://www.istanbulvoices.org Unheard Voices of İstanbul Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:59:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6 Egyptian Refugee/Immigrant in Istanbul http://www.istanbulvoices.org/2012/05/egyptian-refugeeimmigrant-in-istanbul/ http://www.istanbulvoices.org/2012/05/egyptian-refugeeimmigrant-in-istanbul/#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 20:39:09 +0000 http://www.istanbulvoices.org/?p=499 “Memo”, 25, has been living on the edges of Istanbul society since last summer. He came in August of 2011 hopping to escape violence he had faced in Egypt. Saying he fears for his life Memo has decided to stay in Istanbul and is in the process of applying to be a refugee. Times are hard though as he is unable to work legally and his refugee application process has run into a United Nations/Turkish Government bureaucratic brick wall.

I interviewed him in Istanbul’s Kurtuluş district:

 

 

 

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Protesting Garment Workers on Free Speech News Radio (FSRN) http://www.istanbulvoices.org/2012/05/protesting-garment-workers/ http://www.istanbulvoices.org/2012/05/protesting-garment-workers/#respond Fri, 04 May 2012 18:29:25 +0000 http://www.istanbulvoices.org/?p=490 In January 2012 in the Hey Textile Company 420 textile workers – most of them women – were fired without cause. They were not paid their wages for the months of November, December and January. Consequently the workers went on strike, coming daily to the factory. In late April the workers held a solidarity concert in Istanbul. I reported for Free Speech News Radio their story here:

Hey Textile Garment Workers’ Solidarity Concert

 

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