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Turkish glass workers win large increase after unprecedented action

12 June, 2017Glass workers at Şişecam factories in Turkey have signed a collective agreement that includes a good wage increase after staging work-ins at nine factories.

Turkish Parliament adopts new anti-union legislation

25 October, 2012IndustriALL Global Union joins with the international labour movement in calling for a Presidential veto on anti-union legislation passed by the Turkish Parliament on 18 October.


4 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work

Turkey - thousands of metalworkers to strike on 29 January

14 January, 2015IndustriALL's affiliate United Metalworkers’ Union (Birlesik Metal-Is) today announced a strike in the metal industry for 29 January. The strike will cover around 15,000 workers in some 40 companies in Turkey.

Unions call for elimination of gender-based violence

28 November, 2014On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from Colombia, South Africa, Turkey and many others called for the elimination of gender-based violence.

Soma mine was death trap, report shows

2 October, 2014A scathing official report into the Soma mining disaster in Turkey has revealed a catalogue of negligent practices and a complete disregard for worker safety. The comprehensive analysis shows warning sensors were ignored, safety reports fabricated and ventilation systems faulty. Three hundred and one miners were killed in the tragedy in May.

Global unions mobilizing to stop Crown Holdings from exporting union busting

7 March, 2014At a February 25th meeting held in Geneva and organized by IndustriALL, unions representing employees of Crown Holdings from seven countries shared experiences about labour relations at Crown Holdings.

Turkish mine and energy workers march against privatization

17 October, 2013Members of IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliates Maden-Is (Mineworkers’ Union) and Tes-Is (Energy, Gas and Water Workers’ Union) organized a long march from the Aegean region to the capital Ankara. The march was a demonstration against the privatization of lignite mines and thermic power stations.

Justice for Crown workers in Canada and Turkey

3 October, 2013An international campaign for basic rights for the workers at the operations of Crown Holdings Inc. in Canada and Turkey gathers steam.

12,000 Turkish textile workers win

29 August, 2013IndustriALL Global Union is celebrating the victory of its Turkish affiliate Teksif. The union led 12,000 workers on a nine-day strike from 15 August. The successful strike has achieved the workers’ demands.