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Gender pay gap in Turkey: Women earn a third less than men

Gender pay gap in Turkey: Women earn a third less than men

The Research Center of the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK-AR) has released a “Report on Pay Gap” on the occasion of International Equal Pay Day.

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How did the military coup of 1980 destroy labour rights?

How did the military coup of 1980 destroy labour rights?

The Research Center of the DİSK has prepared a report on the 40th year of the September 12 military coup. The report of the confederation has shown that 60 of 68 billion dollars of privatization were done in the ruling AKP period.

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COVID-19’s impect on workers

COVID-19’s impect on workers

During the Covid-19 pandemic, 13 million workers have lost their jobs, according to a study by the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey Research Center (DİSK-AR). While 36 percent of workers have had an income loss, 82 percent feel that they are in danger economically.

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Rate of Covid-19 Cases Among Workers at Least 3 Times Higher Than Average

Rate of Covid-19 Cases Among Workers at Least 3 Times Higher Than Average

‘Rate of Covid-19 Cases Among Workers At Least 3 Times Higher Than Turkey Average’ The Confederation of Progressive Trade Union of Turkey Research Center (DİSK-AR) has released its second report […]

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Unions Request Urgent Measures Against Pandemic

Unions Request Urgent Measures Against Pandemic

Union confederations and professional organizations have launched a petition calling on the government to take measures to protect people’s health and jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Turkey & Covid-19: Unions call for public needs

Turkey & Covid-19: Unions call for public needs

DİSK-KESK-TMMOB-TTB call on authorities to respond to the public needs and to meet people’s demands!
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which is prevalent in the world, has caused high mortality in many parts of the world and, to some extent, can be considered a weapon of mass destruction now. In light of the situation in many countries, it is observed that the uncertainty is still dominant across the world. With regard to the situation in our country, we are concerned about the way, e.g. taking appropriate actions and necessary measurements, the Government deals with the COVID-19.

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Dismissals Should be Banned Throughout Coronavirus Outbreak

Dismissals Should be Banned Throughout Coronavirus Outbreak

The Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK) has released a written statement and offered a series of measures to be taken during coronavirus outbreak so that workers suffer the least harm in this period.

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Turkish labor unions demand paid time off, increased pensions, to combat coronavirus

Turkish labor unions demand paid time off, increased pensions, to combat coronavirus

Labor union leaders in Turkey noted the importance of paid time off for older workers and parents as schools are suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak. The unions also pressed that wages and retiree pensions do not provide sufficient resources for workers and retirees to maintain the kinds of healthy diets and sanitary homes that can act as precautions against the coronavirus.

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In 2019 at least 1736 workers lost their lives

In 2019 at least 1736 workers lost their lives

Annual report of Health and Safety Labour Watch released: In 2019 at least 1736 workers lost their lives

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16th General Assembly of DISK

16th General Assembly of DISK

We are honoured to inform you that the new Executive Committee of DISK, which was elected at the 16th General Assembly on 14-15-16 February 2020, held its first meeting. By […]

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