Deaths in Turkish Shipyard

The TUC has written to the Turkish Ambassador protesting at the appalling health and safety record in Turkey's shipyards at Tuzla. On 19 February, shipyard worker Cemil Akgul died through electrocution. This was the 120th death in the yards since 1992. This death came dispite the campaign by the Turkish shipbuilding union LIMTER-IS SENDIKASI to get the Turkish government to enforce existing health and saftey legislation in the yards. The Turkish union would welcome British trade unions sending similar letters of protest.