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United Turkish metalworkers achieve wage increase

3 February, 2020Through unity, determination and concerted action, the three unions reached a collective bargaining victory for around 130.000 of its members.

Deadlock sets Turkish metalworkers en route to strike

21 January, 2020Around 130,000 members from three Turkish metal unions, Türk Metal, Birleşik Metal-İş and Özçelik-İş, are determined to continue their struggle for a fair collective agreement after negotiations fail. Unions are planning a strike next month, if a solution is not found. 

French auto supplier union-busting in Turkey

25 October, 2019Safe Demo Plastik, the Turkish subsidiary of French auto supplier Safe Group, is conducting an extensive strategy of union busting against members of IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate Petrol-İş in the city of Bursa, centre of the auto sector in the country.

Making use of global agreements in the garment industry

3 October, 2019Over 80 trade union leaders from Turkey, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mauritius and Morocco met in Cesme, Turkey, to see how global framework agreements (GFA) can be better used to boost union organizing, collective bargaining agreements and social dialogue.

Turkish glassworkers on strike over long-standing union busting

9 August, 2019Members of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate Kristal-Is are on strike since 26 July 2019 at Düzce Cam, one of the subsidiaries of Turkish-based glassmaker Okan Group in the town Düzce. Over a four-year struggle for union recognition, the glassmaker has used every union-busting tactics in violation of the national and international legislation, including dismissal of 80 union members and nominated union representatives.

Union picket at Spanish packaging company in Turkey enters ninth week

25 July, 2019A picket by IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate, Selüloz-İş, at Spanish-owned cardboard packaging company, Saica Pack, has entered its ninth week.

World chemical unions confront the future, united

27 June, 2019The World Conference for the Chemical Industries met on 26-27 June at the headquarters of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate Petrol-İş in Istanbul, Turkey, bringing together 230 delegates from 45 countries, with interpretation into nine languages.

BASF unions strengthen global unity

27 June, 2019Union representatives from 16 countries representing workers at worldwide operations of German-based chemical company met on 25 June at the headquarters of the Petrol-İş union in Istanbul, Turkey.

Unity, struggle and solidarity in the pharmaceutical industry

27 June, 2019At the fifth IndustriALL Global Pharmaceutical Unions’ Network meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on 25 June 2019, around 90 union representatives from 23 countries reaffirmed their commitment to unity, struggle and solidarity in the pharmaceutical industry in the face of significant transformation.

We will not give up on democracy in Turkey

9 May, 2019Turkey’s decision this week to cancel the Istanbul mayor elections after they were won by the opposition marks another alarming example of the demise in democracy that is happening throughout the world, writes IndustriALL Global Union general secretary, Valter Sanches.