PAME denounces Mata Company in Turkey for its attack on trade union action and the dismissal of 29 workers on July 1.
"MATA, which manufactures car parts for major multinationals such as Jaguar, Tesla, Aston Martin, Bentley and others. has dismissed 29 workers who participated in the union's mobilizations. Indeed, 2 of the redundant are representatives of Birleşik Metal İş Union. PAME denounces Mata's attack on trade union organization and action. We express our solidarity with the workers and the trade union Birleşik Metal İş.
We demand the revocation of the redundancies," PAME said in a statement.
Turkey branch of MATA Automotive dismissed 29 workers, 2 of which are branch representatives of workers' Metal-İş Union, without paying any compensation on July 1.
The dismissed workers have been on a slowdown strike for a while, and not staying for overtime works to protest their employers' anti-union acts. The employers of MATA filed reports and a petition against the workers' union during the process of the ongoing lawsuit at the factory.
The workers are to discuss and decide on a struggle agenda at the general centre of Metal-İş Union.
MATA Automotive Turkey is the supplier of luxurious automotive firms like Jaguar, Tesla, Aston Martin and Bentley. It manufactures decorative interior and exterior components for the automotive industry. Since the unit prices of MATA is quite high, its profitability figures are above the rates of the whole automotive sector in Turkey.