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Turkey: Fourteen Cargill factory workers dismissed following attempts to unionise

Author: International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF), Published on: 16 July 2018

"Stop the attack on rights at Cargill Turkey - Reinstate #TheCargill14 now!", 16 July 2018

Fourteen union activists have been continually protesting after being...dismissed from their jobs on April 17, 2018 while organizing a union at Cargill-Turkey's corn-milling facility in Bursa-Orhangazi.

...In 2015, a court ruled that workers were unfairly dismissed for trying to organize a union at the same plant...however...as an alternative to reinstating workers who are sacked for forming or joining a union, companies can pay compensation. Cargill opted to pay for its human rights violations rather than reinstate the...workers...The company...has failed to take any action to remedy the abuses...

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