According to the report of Worker Health and Occupational Safety Council (ISIG) at least 92 female workers have been murdered in work-related deaths in 2018. The report, published on November 25, international day for the elimination of violence against women, draws attention to the falsified presentation of women in the workforce, who work under flexible and precarious conditions.
Half of the women who were killed in work-related deaths lost their lives at traffic accidents, the report said. Most of the deaths in traffic were caused by lack of work safety conditions, it added. Most of the women who were murdered in such accidents were agricultural workers who were being transported to their workplaces with trucks, tractors or minibuses.
In recent years, the rise in the deaths caused by the violence of a male at the workplace or on the road to the workplace is striking. 5 of the work-related deaths of women workers in the first 10 months of 2018 were caused by sexual or physical violence of males at the workplace or males who come to the workplace from outside.
Additionally, it is stated in the report that 10 of the women who lost their lives were refugees whereas 7 of them were minors.
HALF OF THE WOMEN WORKFORCE WORKS UNDER SHADOW EMPLOYMENT
The report which states that only 3 of 10 women in Turkey can participate in the economic life underlines; "one in every four women work as a family worker without pay. Women who succeed to exceed the economic violence wall are bound to temporary and precarious employment. Almost half of the women workforce works under shadow employment. Women workers receive less remuneration according to their male colleagues and work under worse conditions".
FLEXIBLE PRODUCTION, INFLATED EMPLOYMENT
The report states that Government’s strategy to increase the ratio of women participating in the workforce within the framework of the program called “National Employment Strategy” is just an illusion and emphasizes that women are forced to work at temporary, precarious, part-time and low salary jobs under flexible and unhealthy conditions.