Flormar workers' resistance ends: "Solidarity wins"

Flormar workers decided to end their resistance in the 297-day after the meeting of the workers represented by their union and the employers on February, 7
Friday, 08 March 2019 15:36

The resistance of the Flormar workers approaching 300 days ended today after the employers and the workers represented by their union reached an agreement.

The last offer of the employer was approved by the workers of Flormar and their union, Petrol-İş.

Accordingly, workers will receive their severance pays, union compensation and 10 months unemployment benefits.

In a press statement made, the union noted: "Flormar workers, who used their constitutional and legal rights and became members of Petrol-İş started their resistance on May 15, 2018 and continued for 297 days. They have become a symbol of resistance and struggle in our country."

"The struggle has exceeded the borders of Turkey. The workers of Flormar have been heard by the workers in many countries of the world. This influential resistance won as it continued, and the workers of Flormar have done their part in the struggle for rights," the statement said.

The workers of Flormar, a subsidiary of worldwide French cosmetics brand Yves Rocher, had been fired for unionizing on May 2018. The fired workers started resisting in front of the factory since then and demanded their jobs back.