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Historic union victory in Turkish tyre industry

8 January, 2015After a long struggle, IndustriALL Global Union Turkish affiliate Lastik-Is, representing tyre workers in the country, has persuaded two multinational tyre manufacturers to end out-sourcing of staff and put a total of 1,200 contracted workers on the payroll. 

Turkey: Remarkable achievement for precarious textile workers

21 January, 2015IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate DISK-Tekstil has achieved an unprecedented step forward at Greif Enterprises, an American packaging company, by making more than 1,200 contract workers permanent through an agreement between the union and the company.

IndustriALL takes de facto suspension of bargaining rights in Turkey to ILO

15 August, 2012IndustriALL Global Union has presented a formal complaint against the government of Turkey for violation of the ILO Convention on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining, 1949 (No. 98) over de facto suspension of the Right of Collective Bargaining in the country.

Fontana Pietro workers in Turkey fight for union recognition

20 August, 2012Members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birlesik Metal-Is at a Fontana Pietro metal plant are fighting for union recognition after union leaders were fired on 17 August.

Riot police disperse sacked workers at Texim producing for Hugo Boss

27 September, 2012Hugo Boss turns a blind eye to violent oppression of dismissed Texim workers producing their clothes in Turkey. The 38 Texim employees sacked since 7 August for trade union organizing had their peaceful picket attacked by 12 buses of riot police on 24 September.

Yves Rocher needs to reinstate sacked workers

28 June, 2018French cosmetics giant Yves Rocher has still done nothing to fix the major violation of its factory management in Turkey. The 124 workers sacked for joining a union are still picketing outside the plant, demanding their jobs back.

Implementing global agreements with brands in the garment sector

3 October, 2018Around 130 union leaders from Turkey and Bangladesh met in Istanbul, Turkey, to exchange experiences and knowledge on union organizing, collective bargaining agreements and social dialogue within the context of the implementation of global framework agreements (GFAs).

Renault blacklisted by Swedish investment bank

13 June, 2017Following labour violations at the Renault Oyak plant in Bursa, Turkey, major Swedish bank SEB has blacklisted the French auto manufacturer, referring to events in February last year when local management used police to forcefully remove protestors.

Turkish women form trade union platform network

22 May, 2015IndustriALL organized a meeting on 7 May in Istanbul to create a women’s trade union platform network. The meeting was supported by FES and attended by about 25 women from Celik-Is, Tes-Is, Teksif, Oy Iplik-Is, Disk/Tekstil, Deriteks, Birlesik Metal-Is and Petrol-Is.

IndustriALL backs metalworkers’ struggle in Turkey

28 May, 2015Widespread strong labour unrest in large auto and supplier factories in several cities of Turkey, particularly in Bursa, known as the capital of the auto industry, brings significant gains and commitments from employers for workers.