Unionisation battle at Turkish textile multinational subcontracting site
Author: Turkuaz/Çakil Workers, Published on: 28 June 2005
We are 250 workers of the textile company Turkuaz/Çakil. This company is subcontracted by and sews for several multinational companies like Reebok, Street-One, Pepe Jeans, French Connection, Chevignon [part of Naf Naf], Banana Republic [part of Gap]... [Two] months ago we began to unite our protest and to affiliate to the trade union TEKSIF (Textile Workers Trade Union, affiliated to ICFTU). But the boss was afraid of our unity and our fight, and he decided to close the company to prevent the trade union to enter to the plant. Now he wants to dismiss all of us.