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Union busting at DESA in Turkey soars

6 December, 2012TAKE ACTION in support of members of the Leather and Shoe Workers’ Union (Deri-Is) facing systematic pressure and discrimination at DESA’s leather factories in Turkey.

25 November – “Zero Tolerance for Violence against Women”

29 November, 201225 November, the International Day to Combat Violence against Women, was commemorated in Istanbul with a series of events over several days.

International Works Committee established at Indesit

29 November, 2012On 15 November unions and management of Italian-based producer of domestic appliances, Indesit, jointly established the Global Committee.

Victory for Texim workers in Turkey

7 November, 2012After 4 months of struggle and the insistent campaigning of Texim workers, the union’s key demands for recognition of fundamental workers’ rights and reinstatement have been accepted.

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.

Turkish Parliament debates union legislation without genuine rights

9 October, 2012IndustriALL sends letter of protest as the Grand National Assembly of Turkey is considering a draft Collective Labour Relations’ Act that replaces two laws in vigour despite criticism from the global union movement and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

GFA with Inditex protects workers’ rights in Turkey

4 October, 2012The Global Framework Agreement (GFA) between Inditex and IndustriALL Global Union continues to ensure the protection and respect of fundamental rights at work throughout the supply chain of the company.

TURKEY ACTIONS

4 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work

Riot police disperse sacked workers at Texim producing for Hugo Boss

27 September, 2012Hugo Boss turns a blind eye to violent oppression of dismissed Texim workers producing their clothes in Turkey. The 38 Texim employees sacked since 7 August for trade union organizing had their peaceful picket attacked by 12 buses of riot police on 24 September.

Union victory at MAS-DAF

30 August, 2012Birlesik Metal-Is achieved a victory in the long running dispute at MAS-DAF with a court decision on 15 June stating that the dismissal of 104 Birlesik Metal-Is members in April 2011 was unjustified.