Industrial Relations in Turkey

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Union competition at THY Teknik

Another episode in our ever-green series “negative consequences of the 50% threshold system” is unfolding the Turkish Airlines Technical company (THY Teknik). THY Teknik was always regarded as part of the aviation … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Striking against the union in Turkey: an analysis

Late May 2015, the Turkish automotive sector around Bursa faced an considerable strike wave. Starting in the Renault factory, the strike movement quickly spread to the whole sector and according … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Metal workers’ strike in Turkey postponed/banned

The strike of the Turkish metal workers launched on January 29, didn’t last long. By a cabinet’s decision, the strike was postponed for 60 days because it would damage the national security.

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Metal workers on strike in Turkey

Today (January 29, 2015) the DISK affiliated Birlesik Metal-Is union organizes a strike in the Turkish metal sector against the collective agreement reached by the employer organisation (MESS) and two metal sector unions (Turk Metal and Celik Is).

January 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Maltepe Hospital workers fired for joining a union

Joining a labour union in Turkey is still risky. In an attempt to collectively defend their working conditions, about 100 employees of the Maltepe University Hospital decided to join the … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Turkey ratifies two ILO conventions on workers’ safety

Turkey has ratified two ILO conventions on workers’ safety

December 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Safety at work in Turkey: regular (fatal) accidents but improving working conditions.

On 13 May 2013 about 300 mineworkers in Turkey died in the SOMA coal mines. This tragedy sparked international attention for the work safety problems in Turkey as the SOMA … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 1 Comment