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Metalworkers face vicious employer attacks in Turkey

13 August, 2020IndustriALL Global Union has seen a renewed surge of employers in Turkey resorting to overbearing and illegal tactics to deny workers their right to freedom of association. This happens in all manufacturing sectors.

Turkish tyre workers win Goodyear contract

2 July, 2020Following contracts already signed with Bridgestone, Pirelli and Prometeon, IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate Lastik-İş (DİSK) reached a strong collective agreement with the US-based tyre company Goodyear, with matching terms and conditions, on behalf of around 2,000 members.

Solidarity wins a great victory for autoworkers in Turkey

15 June, 2020Türk Metal is negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement with Bodo Bode Doğrusan and the union has fought hard to get to this stage. Pickets, rallies, actions, but especially national and international solidarity, brought the auto parts company to the negotiating table. 

MTN Plastik in Turkey sacks 26 union members

10 June, 2020With a mass dismissal and threat of continuing to sack more trade union supporters, MTN Plastik is attacking its employees for joining IndustriALL affiliate Lastik-Is, a member of DISK national center.

Women demand more space in Turkish unions

13 May, 2020A deep mapping exercise of women's structures and activities inside IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliates reveals the need for more space in membership and leadership of the unions.

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.