The German economy relies on cheap migrant labour. A deadly work accident broke the routine. Migrant workers are not willing to stay silent and took the streets for a rare massprotest:
“The death of Refat Süleyman last month seems to have signaled a breaking point for many, and recent weeks have witnessed a flurry of activity by Turkish-Bulgarian migrant workers in Duisburg.”
The english edition of JACOBIN reported:
In Germany, Declining Workers’ Rights Are a Life-and-Death Issue
The death of cleaner Refat Süleyman at a Thyssenkrupp steel plant has put the spotlight on Germany’s exploitation of migrant workers. It’s also a story about deregulation — and how outsourcing is letting corporations cut corners on working conditions with impunity.