David Cockroft, general secretary Hava-Is, the Turkish aviation workers union, has called on the chairman of Turkish Airlines, Hamdi Topcu, to open a dialogue with the union over a dispute caused by the firing of 300 Turkish employees at the airline and 45 at Turkish Technic that were fired via text message and email after they broke a ban on strike action. Cockroft said: “The company’s behaviour is utterly at odds with its ambitions to be a European and global leader, and is perceived by transport unions and others worldwide as unreasonable and unnecessary. “This dispute has already dragged on

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