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Ankara Massacre spurs nationwide strikes, as funerals being held

Ankara Massacre spurs nationwide strikes, as funerals being held

Strikes, boycotts, marches and demonstrations were held around Turkey on Oct. 12 in protest against the Oct. 10 Ankara Massacre that killed 108 people, with funerals of the victims being held one after another.

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A first-person account of the Ankara attack

A first-person account of the Ankara attack

“As I began to register the cause of the explosion and the plumes of smoke, I braced for another explosion amid the fleeing crowd” says Stefan Martens of DISK/Basın-İş.

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International trade union movement condemned Ankara Massacre

International trade union movement condemned Ankara Massacre

DISK received several condolence messages from international trade union organisations and sister unions world wide, including ITUC, PSI and ETUC.

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#GeneralStrike Mourning for Ankara Massacre

#GeneralStrike Mourning for Ankara Massacre

Labour movement called for mourning of 3 days and general strike of 2 days following to Ankara Massacre during “Labour, Peace and Democrasy Rally”

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Wave of strikes in automotive industry

Wave of strikes in automotive industry

Unexpected, spontaneous waves of strikes in the Turkish automotive industry in main industrial centres crashed the labour relations model of the industry designed by the 1980 military government. Emre Eren Korkmaz wrote an article about strikes.

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Wild cat strikes in metal sector

Wild cat strikes in metal sector

Wave of strikes is shaking Turkish metal industry. Automobile workers are organizing wild cat strikes and resigning from yellow unions. Companies including, Renault, Ford, FIAT, Case New Holland and many others are affected by this wave of strikes.

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Democrasy on trial in Turkey

Democrasy on trial in Turkey

In Istanbul’s massive courthouse, five leaders of Turkish movement faced charges for their call to assemble in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on 1 May 2014. Caleb Lauer wrote the hearing and more…

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Metalworkers’ strike banned in Turkey

Metalworkers’ strike banned in Turkey

The Turkish Government has issued a Cabinet Decree to postpone the metal industry strike launched by DİSK. The strike covers some 40 workplaces with 15,000 workers in Turkey’s metal industry.

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At least 1886 workers died in 2014

At least 1886 workers died in 2014

WHSA released its annual report on occupational mortalities in Turkey. According to the report, at least 1,886 workers died on the job across Turkey, 54 were children.

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No more slow deaths: Maltepe University Hospital workers unite after mass firings

No more slow deaths: Maltepe University Hospital workers unite after mass firings

Maltepe University Hospital fired 98 workers after they started a unionization drive to improve difficult working conditions that had made it impossible to survive in İstanbul. Stephan Martens wrote their struggle…

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