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Rising death toll turns mine accident in Turkey to carnage

14 May, 2014IndustriALL Global Union and its worldwide family mourn the deaths of hundreds of mineworkers in Soma, Manisa province in Western Turkey. As of the time of writing, 205 miners are dead and more than 80 are hospitalized. Rescue efforts continue to safeguard hundreds more miners trapped underground. Oxygen is still being pumped into the mine, however hopes are diminishing.

Campaign for mine safety in Turkey targets precarious work

29 May, 2014Turkish unions have been vociferous in their campaign against illegal and irresponsible outsourcing and subcontracting in the country on the occasion of the Soma industrial homicide.

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.

International trade unions show solidarity with Turkish workers

11 May, 2017IndustriALL has taken part in a high-level mission to Turkey to hear first-hand from trade unions, politicians and civil society groups living under increasing repression in the country. 

DIAM sacks 80 Turkish union members by text message

22 June, 2017French-based multinational “merchandising solutions” company DIAM sacked 80 union members at its plant in Turkey after an organizing drive.

Global unions back reinstatement of Hungarian union leader

18 January, 2017IndustriALL Global Union is demanding the reinstatement of a union leader after she was illegally sacked for her trade union activities at an automotive supplier in Hungary.

IndustriALL condemns attempted military coup in Turkey and calls for full democracy

16 July, 2016On 15 July, Turkey again faced a military coup d’état like several times in the last decades, as the country’s armed forces attempted to overthrow the government with violence and bloodshed as a result.“IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns this attempted coup and calls for a swift return to Turkey's constitutional order,” says assistant general secretary Kemal Özkan.

Mulberry: €1,000 handbags made with worker abuse

24 September, 2015IndustriALL Global Union condemns Mulberry inaction at supplier SF Leather in Turkey. A raft of intimidation methods continue to block workers from joining the Deriteks union, and 14 sacked union supporters have not been reinstated.

Turkey: IndustriALL repeats its call for full democracy as crackdown on fundamental rights escalates

18 August, 2016In the wake of the failed coup in Turkey on 15 July 2016, a state of emergency was declared, leading to an unacceptable crackdown on democratic rights.

Turkish workers strike at union busting Korean company Hyosung

22 August, 2016IndustriALL affiliate DİSK/Tekstil takes action against union busting South Korean company.