Monday, December 2, 2013

Turkish miners barricade themselves underground

Around 300 miners belonging to the Mine Workers Union (GMİS) have taken the bold step to barricade themselves inside the coal mine in which they work. The mine is situated in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak, a region that has many other mines. The workers are protesting against ongoing disregard by management of serious health and safety issues at the mine. This fear is well founded as Turkey has one of the highest rates of miner deaths per 100,000 miners in the world.

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