As Turkey’s economy deteriorates daily and workers’ conditions worsen, Green Left MP Perihan Koca on Thursday highlighted the digital surveillance pressure on workers.
Workers at the CMS wheel manufacturing factory in İzmir, western Turkey, are being monitored by the andon alert system and fined in euros for mistakes, Koca said on her social media account.
“In the factory where we learned that the average worker’s wage is 16,000 liras ($588), inhumane working conditions are imposed on the workers; they are dehumanised and mechanised,” Koca added, describing the practice as “unacceptable”.
Previously, in June, Koca, together with Labour Party (EMEP) MP Sevda Karaca, had raised the issue of the wearing of digital watches on the arms of workers at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant construction site, saying that the practice was an affront to human dignity and was unacceptable.
Stressing that the abolition of such practices against workers depended on the unity, organisation and struggle of the workers, Koca called for a fight against inhumane working conditions and “slavery-like practises”.