Governorate bans propaganda car of resisting Flormar workers

Kocaeli provincial governorate prohibited the resisting Flormar workers to use propaganda car on August 28
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 20:58

As the resistance of Flormar workers continues despite oppressions on its 105th day, the governorate of Kocaeli province announced that they forbid the use of propaganda car of the resisting workers.

The workers shared the information from their social media accounts, saying "Playing music in our propaganda car is forbidden as of today with an 'order'. Our car will be seized and disqualified from the traffic if that order is not abided by. For once stand on the side of the workers!" Another worker also added, "When it comes to the rights and interests of the workers, the governmental authorities act to please each and every demand of the capitalists."

A total of 127 workers of Flormar were fired for unionising on May 2018.  Flormar is a subsidiary of worldwide French cosmetics brand Yves Rocher operating in Turkey. Since that day, fired workers have been resisting in front of the Flormar factory in Kocaeli. Their resistance has been supported by many through a social media campaign with hashtags such as #ActBeautiful (in Flormar-in Turkey) and #STOPUnionBusting. 

soL News also visited the workers at their workplace on July 19 with a video, “Beauty is resisting”, showing the workers narrating their own stories, their experiences and resistance at the factory.