Social Dialogue matters
In Turkey, several institutions organize the social dialogue between labour unions, employers organizations and the state. Most of these institutions are so-called ‘tripartite’ institutions that have representatives of all three sides of the social dialogue. Frequently, it was the process of EU accession that led to the installation of these institutions. The interest of the social partners in these institutions is consequently rather limited, which negatively affects the power and importance of these institutions. Nevertheless, they form an important backbone of the Turkish social dialogue.
In the following pages, some more detailed information on the institutional bodies is provided:
National Social Dialogue Institutions:
All national social dialogue institutions in Turkey are tripartite and thus include governement representatives next to representatives of the labour and employers side.
Company level social dialogue institutions
Although Turkish legislation provides some company level social dialogue institutions, Turkish industrial relations on the company level are mostly focused on collective bargaining and reaching collective agreement between unions and employers.