I WON'T SUBMIT TO THE PRESSURES OF IMO ADMINISTRATION AND POLICEI AM ON AN INDEFINITE HUNGER STRIKE UNTIL MY DEMAND TO BE REEMPLOYEDIS ACCEPTEDLONG LIVE MY HONORABLE RESISTANCEWE WILL RESIST AND WE WILL WINWE ARE THE WORKERS AND WE WILL WIN
I am Cansel Malatyalı. I am a wor
ker, married and mother of two children. Four and a half years ago I started working in the Central Office of the Chamber of Civil Engineers (CCE). I was working as a janitor and I was serving tea for the CCE staff as well. I always arrived atthe workplace even before the working hours started and I have been working devotedly.But despite that, on January 31
, 2012 I was given a piece of paper which states that I was
fired by the decision of the Board of Chamber because of my “poor performance”.
I didn’t keep silent in the face of the injustice. Thanks to the support given by my labour
union, my family and my friends, I am in a sit-in since February 20
2012 until today. Inthe first two months I carried out the sit-in from the morning until the evening. Now aftertwo months, I am sitting in round the clock. My demand is to continue working.
Until today, my resistance has been the subject of tens of newspapers, journals and websites news and columns. I have participated to newscasts in 4 different TV channels. Many representatives of the unions, associations and democratic mass organizations visited my resistance tent. I have collected almost 1500 signatures for my demand to return to my
.My labour union and the circles that have been supporting me made several pressdeclarations in front of CCE.
Although thousands of people heard my voice, the managers of CCE turned a deaf ear to my words and attempted to blacken my sit-in to crush my resistance. First they issued astatement, in which they claimed that I had rejected their work proposals and that my
purpose had been to “sling mud to the chamber”. I was
told to abandon the resistance before the General Assembly of CCE Ankara Branch is held and they said that only then Icould be employed again. When the representatives of my labour union proposed to signan
contract, CCE rejected this. Afterwards, my labour union, TezKoop-
issued a press statement that refuted the statements of CCE.