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Turkey: Local court determines workers at Cargill factory were dismissed for their union activity

Author: The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF), Published on: 11 July 2019

"Court confirms #TheCargill14 were fired for forming a union", 11 July 2019

A local Turkish court determined on July 10, 2019 that workers at Cargill's Bursa-Orhangazi factory were dismissed in April 2018 solely as a consequence of their union activity. The expert report, which informed the court's decision, confirmed that the company's justifications for dismissal were groundless. The workers were fired because they had joined Tekgida-Is.

Despite this court finding, Turkish law does permit employers under these circumstances to offer compensation as an alternative to reinstatement. Since April 2018, the workers unfairly dismissed by Cargill have marched, picketed and rallied to demand their full reinstatement with the support of the IUF, Tekgida-Is, and Cargill unions around the world...

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