London solidarity with textile workers in Turkey

Photo: Day-Mer

Members of the Socialist Party joined a protest outside the Levi’s store in central London in solidarity with Ozak textile workers that supply the company in Urfa in Turkey. The protest was called by Solidarity with the People of Turkey (Spot).

There have been reports that the workers, many of whom are women, have been protesting against the sacking a colleague. The women workers complain of ill-treatment and harassment by management, and some workers have been detained by the police.

Unite the Union’s national lead officer, Onay Kasab, and National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) chair Rob Williams were amongst the speakers.