Protocol signed with Turkish Airlines for re-hiring ex-employees, says union

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A protocol has been signed between Turkish Airlines (THY) and Turkey's aviation union (Hava-İş) for the rehiring of 305 former THY employees who were fired after participating in a strike Hurriyet Daily News reported.

The agreement will enable those ex-employees to apply for their rehiring by next week, union sources said.

They added that 256 of the former employees were set to go back to work as of March 1, while the situation of 39 others will be further discussed.

"Some of our members' situations are seen by the employer as a disciplinary violation and an agreement for their rehiring has not been reached yet," the union said in a statement.

THY had announced last June that it would not rehire the 305 workers who were laid off after participating in an action to protest against draft legislation banning strikes and lockouts in the industry.

However, an agreement was reached last December between the company and the union paving the way for the rehiring of the ex-employees.

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