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23 October 2015

Turkey: SF Leather (supplier to Mulberry) drops legal action against workers who joined trade union

Author: IndustriALL

"IndustriALL campaign contributes to Mulberry supplier agreement but struggle continues", 22 Oct 2015...

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14 August 2015

Turkey: Constitutional court rules govt. decision to postpone strike by employees at glass company Şişecam violated workers' rights

Author: Cihan News Agency (Turkey)

"Top court rules gov’t postponement of union strike was a ‘violation of rights’", 12 Aug 2015...

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27 August 2014

Unions accuse pharmaceutical company, Deva Holding (part of EastPharma), of union busting in Turkey

IndustriALL alleges that pharmaceutical company, Deva Holding (part of EastPharma), has been involved in anti-union activities in Turkey including the dismissal of 8 workers since June because they joined a union. We invited EastPharma/Deva Holding to...

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24 July 2014

Turkish union lodges complaint at ILO against Turkish Govt. after it postpones strike by glass workers

Govt. postponed the strike saying it constituted a risk to “public health and national security”.  The union says the postponement amounts to a ban and the govt. has breached ILO Conventions 87 and 98 on Freedom of Association and Right to organise an...

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13 January 2014

Turkey: International trade union movement calls to stop judicial harassment against unionists

Author: Intl. Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC will join the international trade union delegations attending in Turkey the court hearings of two cases targeting members of the Confederation of Public Sector Workers’ Unions (KESK), an ITUC and ETUC affiliate. This to once again strongly...

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9 May 2013

Inditex GFA in new phase with pilot project in Turkey

Author: IndustriALL

Inditex and IndustriALL have developed a Guideline on Free Elections of Workers’ Representatives…with a view to proper implementation of provisions of the GFA and the protocol on involvement of local unions. A pilot project in Turkey has started...

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3 January 2013

Deutsche Post DHL - re alleged anti-union activity in Turkey

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[In Feb 2013 Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Deutsche Post DHL to respond to a 2nd rejoinder by UNI Global Union and Intl. Transport Workers' Federation. DHL's response is provided along with 2 previous responses we also sought and...

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15 August 2012

Tesco Kipa workers win legal battle for union recognition [Turkey]

Author: UNI Global Union

After 2 years of Tesco-Kipa fighting UNI affiliate Tez-Koop-Is in the Turkish courts, the union has finally won legal recognition to represent more than 4,000 workers and to bargain collectively. With the final verdict awarded by the Turkish Supreme...

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29 May 2012

Turkish Airlines fires 150 personnel over slowdown strike

Author: Today's Zaman

Turkish Airlines (THY) has fired 150 of its personnel over a partial slowdown that forced the national flag carrier to cancel at least 128 domestic and international flights...The union said it asked its members to protest a legislative attempt to...

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19 January 2012

Victory for Sinter Metal workers [Turkey]

Author: Rainer Santi, Intl. Metalworkers' Federation (IMF)

Turkey’s Supreme Court handed down its final ruling, concluding that Sinter Metal, a global parts manufacturer, fired workers for joining the IMF affiliate, Birlesik Metal-IS. The struggle originated in December 2008, when all 378 Sinter Metal blue...

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