SOMA, Turkey May 20 The main labour union in a
Turkish town hit by the nation's worst mining disaster called on
thousands of workers to down tools on Tuesday at mines in the
region until the sites had been properly inspected.
"We want the mining affairs directorate inspectors to carry
out inspections and we will walk out until this has been done,"
Tamer Kucukgencay, regional head of the Maden-Is labour union,
He said the decision affected 3,200 mine workers around the
town of Soma. Monday was a public holiday in Turkey and miners
have not yet returned to work.
(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing
by Nick Tattersall and Janet Lawrence)