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Turkish unions fight cost of living crisis

2 February, 2023In a joint meeting of IndustriALL Global and European Trade Unions affiliates in Turkey, unions raised concerns about purchasing power as wages decline and inflation rises.

Unions demand justice for 42 miners killed in Turkey

26 January, 2023The international union movement is calling for justice for the 42 miners who lost their lives in an explosion on 14 October, 2202, in Turkey’s Amasra district. Four mine workers are still in hospital in Istanbul , two of them in intensive care. 

Striking workers in Turkey achieve 84 per cent wage increase

11 January, 2023After striking for 18 days, workers at Bekaert in Izmit, Turkey, have achieved an astounding 84 per cent pay rise.

Presidential decree blocks Bekaert workers in Turkey from exercising their right to strike

20 December, 2022Fully within their legal rights, workers at the Bekaert factory in Izmit, represented by IndustriALL affiliate Birleşik Metal İş, called a strike on 13 December after negotiations on a collective bargaining agreement failed.

Stand with imprisoned trade unionists on Human Rights Day

7 December, 2022The right to freedom of association is one of the ILO’s fundamental principles and rights at work, and yet right now there are too many people around the world in prison for joining or being active in a union.

Ship recycling: urgent action needed to ensure that all workers are safe at work!

19 October, 2022IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe call for effective global and European regulation for safe ship recycling and trade union involvement to ensure proper health and safety measures are in place in ship recycling facilities. No worker should leave for work uncertain as to whether they can return home safe and well.

We mourn the killed Turkish miners

15 October, 2022An explosion in a coal mine in Amasra, Turkey, on 14 October, has killed 41 miners. IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe are outraged and saddened by the avoidable accident and send their condolences to the families of the victims.

How to achieve a Just Transition in Turkey

12 October, 2022A joint workshop of industriAll Europe, IndustriALL Global Union and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation on 4-5 October in Ankara, explored the conditions for a Just Transition in Turkey, a country marked by problematic industrial relations and contradictory climate and industrial strategies. It underlined the need for strong trade union rights, worker involvement and social dialogue to achieve a Just Transition.

Turkey: textile workers picket for more than 60 days

23 September, 2022Workers at the ETF Tekstil factory in Istanbul, Turkey, are approaching 70 days protesting outside the factory after management closed operations at the end of July. Citing a financial crisis, the employer refuses to pay the more than 300 workers according to the collective agreement.

Union win for Turkish workers

16 June, 2022Nearly five years after they were fired for joining a union, a Turkish court has ruled in favour of the 80 workers dismissed in 2017 and that that Birleşik Metal İş is the representative union in the workplace.