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Victory for metalworkers in Turkey

24 January, 2017Strike action by over 2,000 workers in Turkey has paid off as IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birleşik Metal İş, wins a major victory in securing a better deal for metalworkers. 

Turkey: Six miners dead, ten still trapped in landslide

22 November, 2016Six miners have been killed and a further ten are missing following a landslide at an opencast copper mine in South Eastern Turkey.

Hugo Boss continues to treat Turkish workers like garbage

7 April, 2016In March, Hugo Boss fired Meryem Bicakci because she supports the Teksif trade union organizing at her factory. It is another sacking in a long-running union-busting campaign by the luxury fashion label at its largest production facility in Izmir, Turkey.

Workers not slaves: Turkish unions oppose labour broker system

8 March, 2016The Turkish parliament is debating a draft bill proposed by the government giving private employment agencies the right to hire workers in a range of sectors. If passed, the new law would entail a huge shift in the labour market, from permanent to short-term contracts, allowing the widespread use of precarious employment contracts.

Hugo Boss union-busting in Turkey "damages brand"

19 May, 2016Hugo Boss shareholders heard about the luxury fashion brand’s illegal treatment of union members in Turkey at the company’s annual general meeting in Stuttgart, Germany, today.

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.

Solidarity wins a great victory for autoworkers in Turkey

15 June, 2020Türk Metal is negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement with Bodo Bode Doğrusan and the union has fought hard to get to this stage. Pickets, rallies, actions, but especially national and international solidarity, brought the auto parts company to the negotiating table. 

IndustriALL reacts against union-busting of Birleşik Metal-İş in Turkey

27 June, 2013Turkish auto parts manufacturer Arobus Argen, and wheel manufacturer Tekersan are breaking national and international labour law by strongly cracking down on workers organizing into the IndustriALL-affiliated Birleşik Metal-İş, including by sacking employees in three factories.

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.

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.