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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.

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.

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.

Birlesik Metal-Is fights against union busting by M&T Reklam

12 June, 2014Workers at M&T Reklam, a major Turkish producer of advertising and point-of-sale displays, are fighting back against the mass sackings of union members in a series of pickets at two of the company’s plants.

Turkish glass workers striking for better pay

23 June, 2014Around 6,000 workers at Turkey’s biggest glass producer, Sisecam, went on strike at ten of the company’s factories after wage negotiations fell short of expectations.

International union campaign delivers agreement at Georg Fischer in Turkey

24 July, 2014IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate, Lastik-Is, has thanked IndustriALL, Swiss affiliate UNIA and all other supporters for the solidarity campaign that contributed to the signing of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with George Fischer Hakan Plastik, beating an attempt at union-busting.

Dying on the job is not the destiny of mine workers!

30 July, 2014The Soma mine disaster in Turkey in May this year brought the daily horrors of mine workers toiling deep into the belly of the earth to keep the wheels of modern day life turning into sharp focus.

Turkish Glass Workers Reach Collective Agreement After Strike Ban

11 September, 2014Members of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate Kristal-Is went on strike on 20 June 2014 over the failure of sector-wide negotiations in the glass industry. The Turkish Government postponed, in reality banned, the strike eight days after it was launched.

“No more mine deaths. Turkish Government must ratify ILO C176, now, without delay”, says IndustriALL Global Union

28 October, 2014A culture of profits over people in Turkey’s mining industry once again has resulted in probable deaths. Eighteen trapped miners are 300 metres below the surface at the mine near the town of Ermenek in Karaman province.

Global campaign victory: Turkey ratifies ILO C176

9 December, 2014Years of campaigning led by IndustriALL Global Union has resulted in a major win for Turkish miners. Turkey’s Parliament finally approved the ILO Convention 176 on safety and health in mines on 4 December.