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The solution is democratization, not a state of emergency!

The solution is democratization, not a state of emergency!

DİSK Chair Kani Beko’s statement on the state of emergency declared in Turkey

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ITUC: Dictatorship a Step Closer After Deplorable Failed Coup – Turkey

ITUC: Dictatorship a Step Closer After Deplorable Failed Coup – Turkey

“Turkey has withstood this attempted coup. In its aftermath, it is imperative that President Erdogan and his government respect the fundamental tenets of democracy and international law. The disgraceful and violent actions of one section of the military must not be used as an excuse for further repression of those who oppose the government and are themselves committed to peace, democracy and human rights,” added Burrow.

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ETUC condemns the failed coup and government crack-down in Turkey

ETUC condemns the failed coup and government crack-down in Turkey

The European Trade Union Confederation strongly condemns the attempted coup in Turkey on Friday 15 July, and opposes all efforts to overthrow democracy by military force.

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Unions in Turkey: holding the line for workers

Unions in Turkey: holding the line for workers

Unions are under severe pressure to defend workers from exploitation as employers take advantage of anti-union legislation. Global Worker, magazine of IndustriALL Global Union, published an article by Walton Pantland, […]

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International Trade Unions condemn arrest of DISK General Secretary

International Trade Unions condemn arrest of DISK General Secretary

European and International trade union organisations have expressed their shock and anger at the news that Arzu Çerkezoğlu, General Secretary of their Turkish affiliate DISK, has been arrested at Istanbul […]

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Government Stepping up Repression of Unions

Government Stepping up Repression of Unions

The ITUC has called on the Turkish government to cease its intensified repression of trade unions, and protested at its plan to amend labour laws to further weaken workers’ rights.

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May Day 2016

May Day 2016

For a life of dignity, freedom and fraternity, we’re in the squares on May Day!

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415 were killed by occupational murders…

415 were killed by occupational murders…

At least 415 workers died in work accidents in first three months of year…

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Renault dismisses workers and using police violence

Renault dismisses workers and using police violence

The last few days have seen violent clashes between the police and dismissed workers, peacefully protesting to get their jobs back and the right to organize at car manufacturer Renault’s Turkish plant Oyak in the city of Bursa.

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ITUC and ETUC urges Turkey to free jailed journalists

ITUC and ETUC urges Turkey to free jailed journalists

ITUC and ETUC leaders visit Silivri prison and urge Turkey to free jailed journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül

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