The devastating earthquakes on 6 February have left at least 21,000 dead and the death toll continues to increase as thousands of people remain trapped under collapsed buildings. Tens of thousands are wounded and millions of people are left homeless.
In the areas hit by the earthquakes, IndustriALL Global and European Trade Union affiliates have members in the manufacturing, energy, and mining sectors. We are receiving reports indicating that many unions have members that have been killed, or have lost members of their families.
The facilities of some of our affiliated unions in the affected region have been seriously damaged.
“Affiliates from all over the world have reached out asking how they can help. To show our immediate solidarity and support, we encourage you to send solidarity messages to our Turkish sisters and brothers,” says Atle Høie, IndustriALL general secretary.
"After the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey, thousands of people are in need of our support. IndustriAll Europe stands with our Turkish comrades in these difficult times and encouraged everyone to send solidarity messages and any help possible" says industriAll Europe General Secretary Luc Triangle.
Those unions who wish to assist financially can contribute to the solidarity fund that we have just set up, see details below.
Bank name: Cler Bank
Bank address: 6-8 Place Longemalle
CH - 1204 Geneva Switzerland
Account holder's name:
account holder's address: 54bis, route des Acacias 1227 Carouge Genève
Swift code: BCLRCHBB
Iban code: CH70 0844 0145 2523 1139 0
Bank account number: 145252.311390-0