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“No more mine deaths. Turkish Government must ratify ILO C176, now, without delay”, says IndustriALL Global Union

28 October, 2014A culture of profits over people in Turkey’s mining industry once again has resulted in probable deaths. Eighteen trapped miners are 300 metres below the surface at the mine near the town of Ermenek in Karaman province.

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.

Sacked workers reinstated at FCMP metal factory in Turkey

10 August, 2012Birlesik Metal-Is secured the reinstatement of unfairly dismissed union members on 9 August 2012 at FCMP TR Metal, a screw-machining and assembly plant, which is part of French-based FCMP Développement.

IndustriALL joins Global Unions in demanding a stop to violence in Turkey

5 June, 2013On 3 June the Council of Global Unions (CGU) discussed the developments in Turkey and expressed their deep concern, regret and outrage over brutal and excessive violence applied by the Turkish security forces against people peacefully exercising their rights of freedom of assembly.

General Strike in Turkey against Government’s continuous brutal violence

17 June, 2013IndustriALL Global Union pledges its full support to the general strike called by five major trade union centers and professional organizations, DISK, KESK, TMMOB, TTB and TDB, taking place today, 17 June, denouncing the Government’s continuous brutal violence by police forces against peaceful demonstrations.

Turkish glass workers secure jobs

15 January, 2013After 13-days of picketing, members of Kristal-Is Union at Turkish glassmaker Sisecam won continued employment with improved rights against the company’s decision to close down the Anadolu Glass factory in Topkapı, Istanbul as of 31 December 2012.

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.