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Shipbreakers die at ‘The Love Boat’ in Turkey

15 August, 2013Two workers die and nine are injured in result of smoke inhalation while dismantling the MS Pacific ship also known as The Love Boat in Izmir, Turkey.

Campaign against Crown Holdings escalates with actions in Europe

18 October, 2013IndustriALL Global Union and USW, with the support of UNIA, stage protests in front of the European headquarters in Baar and warns board member of the company who keeps leading post at Swiss retailer association ProMarka in Bern, Switzerland.

Turkish and Canadian workers together call on Crown to stop busting

22 October, 2013The global campaign against Crown Holdings over its anti-labor practices continues with a demonstration held in front of the company’s facility located at Kartepe, Izmit in Turkey on 21 October following the ones in the US and Switzerland. Hosted by Birleşik Metal-İş and attended by the USW, the action raised common voice of Turkish and Canadian workers.

Why won’t Roche stop the abuse of workers making their product?

22 January, 2015“Let me tell you four things: Do not record this. There will never be a union in this workplace. Leave the union now and get a 30 per cent pay rise. Stay in the union and get sacked.” This was the announcement made by Deva Holdings management to workers after the Turkish Labour Ministry ordered the company to recognize the workers’ trade union.

Turkey - long-standing campaign crowned with collective agreement

3 December, 2015A three-year campaign for the right of Ismaco garment workers to organize freely ended successfully on November 27, when IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate Deriteks signed a collective bargaining agreement with Ismaco management.

Global solidarity on May Day

4 May, 2016IndustriALL affiliates around the world took to the streets to celebrate May Day 2016, calling out for a living wage and a stop to precarious work.

Turkey: Striking workers at Mayr-Melnhof demand dignified conditions

11 July, 2018Around 250 workers from IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate, Selüloz-Is, are on strike at factories of packaging company MM Süperpak Ambalaj, a subsidiary of Austrian-based Mayr-Melnhof, after the union rejected management’s offer of a zero per cent wage increase in exchange for employment security.

Iran: IndustriALL escalates union building and solidarity with UMMI

9 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union opens a new period in supporting its Iranian affiliate the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) through a leadership capacity building session in Sapanca, Turkey, on 6-8 August, to develop a plan for further cooperation and solidarity. IndustriALL’s Turkish metal affiliate United Metalworkers’ Union (Birleşik Metal-İş) provides essential input.

Palestine: IndustriALL affiliates build solidarity through capacity building

26 September, 2018IndustriALL Global Union and its Turkish affiliate Petrol-İş jointly organized a programme of capacity building in Istanbul for affiliated trade unions in Palestine with activities to strengthen cooperation, support and solidarity.

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.