Protesting Garment Workers on Free Speech News Radio (FSRN)

In January 2012 in the Hey Textile Company 420 textile workers – most of them women – were fired without cause. They were not paid their wages for the months of November, December and January. Consequently the workers went on strike, coming daily to the factory. In late April the workers held a solidarity concert in Istanbul. I reported for Free Speech News Radio their story here:

Hey Textile Garment Workers’ Solidarity Concert


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Sean David Hobbs is a writer and multimedia journalist who lives in Istanbul. He works to chronicle the stories of the voiceless in Istanbul and can be reached at His memoir about Istanbul called "Sex and Homeland" is his second book.

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