The Conscience and Justice Watch is organized to keep the occupational murders on the public agenda. As occupational murders continue and even though there were decisions that meant impunity in the court cases that have been followed by the families, some of these public officials have been brought to justice. The term “occupational accident” has started to be understood as “occupational murder” in public discussions. Also due to the struggle carried out by the families, those who have suffered an occupational accident and those who have lost their relatives in an occupational murder started to demand more frequently bringing to justice those who are responsible. In workers’ protests, workers started to make demands to improve their working conditions, in addition to the demand for higher wages. More workers started to shout “We don’t want to die on the job.” Families did their best to support all kinds of protests and resistances organized for workers’ health or occupational safety and brought the demands of workers to watches and almanacs.
The Conscience and Justice Watch also cooperated with different segments of the society in making their demands heard. Focusing on the Conscience and Justice Watches and the struggle of the families, the documentary Murder, not an Accident shot by Fatih Pınar on occupational murders and inspired by these watches aims to bring the voice of the families to a larger audience in and outside the country. Families who try to contact those who have lost their relatives in occupational murders as much as possible, also try to be in solidarity with those who have suffered the same outside the country. Everywhere they go, they try to convey their experiences and develop solidarity practices by meeting with people who have gone through the same suffering.
Their open-access website İş Cinayetlerini Unutma [Don’t Forget Occupational Murders] provides compiled data, a summary of what happened in the previous Conscience and Justice Watches, articles on occupational murders and the Occupational Murders Almanac. They also have a calendar of the events they organize on the website. Published by the Support Group for Justice Seekers since 2012, the Occupational Murder Almanac is prepared by reviewing the press and with the help of the ISIG Assembly’s reports. Emphasizing the naked truth that not a single worker would have died if necessary measures had been taken to ensure workers’ health and occupational safety, the almanac aims to prevent the workers who have lost their lives from being reduced to statistics and keep the memory of workers who died while working. They share data they can confirm with readers in the almanac.