ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- As Cabinet ministers publicly call on businesspeople to react to opposition parties' pledges to increase the minimum wage, arguing that the result would be a probable increase in employment costs, most of the labor unions that are meant to vocalize workers' interests and complaints remain silent, increasing concerns over the proliferation of "yellow unions
" in the country.
The first, credited to Pierre Bietry, director of the French National Federation of Yellow Unions
, refers to the color of the paper with which "yellows" replaced windows broken by "red" unions in the town hall of Montceau-les-Mines so they could hold a meeting.
Holding Unite placards and donning yellow union
jackets, David Brown Gear Systems employees took to the picket line across the two site entrances in Lockwood from 6am yesterday.