Industrial Relations in Turkey

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2013 Progress Report on Turkey: What about Industrial Relations?

Yesterday (October 8, 2014), the EU published the 2014 version of the progress report on the accession of Turkey to the EU. The document can be found under this link. … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pak & Ufuk Unions: new actors in the Turkish Industrial Relations

Between 15 and 31 January 2014, no less than 20 new union were established in Turkey. Curiously, most of them were registered on the same address in Ankara and they all … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Foxconn in Turkey

Foxconn, the large computer parts producing firm, opened some factories in Turkey, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia in their strategy to move closer to their end markets. The factory … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

2013 Progress Report on Turkey: What about Industrial Relations?

In October, the 2013 version of the European Union Progress Report on Turkey (link) was published. As every year, the Progress Report also included mentions to social dialogue issues. Under … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Türk-Is president Mustafa Kumlu resigns

Yesterday, 2 September 2013, the president of the largest Turkish labour union confederation, Türk-Is announced his resignation from his function. Mustafa Kumlu was elected president of Türk-Is in 2007 after … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Trade Union Unity Platform – Güç Birligi Platformu

On July 1, 2011 a new actor was launched in the Turkish Industrial Relations: the Trade Union Unity Platform (Güç Birligi Platformu). This platform is organized as an internal opposition … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Public Sector Unionism in Turkey: Membership, unionization rate and union confederations

Based on the yearly statistics provided by the Turkish ministry of Labour and Social Security (CSGB), the unionization in the public sector in Turkey can be analysed in detail. Further, … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment