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Victory for Sinter Metal workers [Turkey]

Author: Rainer Santi, Intl. Metalworkers' Federation (IMF), Published on: 19 January 2012

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 collar workers, members of Birlesik Metal-Is, were illegally dismissed…the workers and their union launched a legal case for their reinstatement…a December 15 2010 ruling in favour of the workers was finally handed down…The court ruled that the workers were not dismissed for economic reasons as claimed by the company, but for their trade union membership. Sinter Metal was ordered to reinstate them, or to compensate them…While the company appealed the decision to the Supreme Court…In December 2011 the Supreme Court confirmed the decision of the local court.

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Related companies: Sinter Metal