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Public Holiday…Yes, but with or without gas?

In Ankara last Thursday, Minister of Labor and Social Security Faruk Çelik had a meeting with labor UNION representatives on the government’s attempt to declare May Day a public holiday. […]

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Joint Initiative of DİSK and KESK

Our preparation for a peaceful May Day demonstration in İstanbul, Taksim Square, is going on. Goverment made a step backward and now they are planing to announce 1st of May […]

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'May Day' to become latest public holiday

The Turkish government is readying to declare May 1, or May Day, a public holiday, meeting decades-old expectations of workers and labor UNIONs.  “We have started the legal proceduret,” Labor […]

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Workers Demand Taksim Square on 1 May

“Even in the times of dictators like Hitler or Mussolini, 1 May was a public holiday. We cannot accept that it is still not a holiday or celebrated in Turkey, […]

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MoT Covers Up Impact of Crisis

DİSK chair Süleyman Çelebi has reacted to the recent declaration by the State Minister responsible for the Treasury, Mehmet Şimşek, who dismissed any effect of the global crisis in Turkey. […]

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Turkish Red Crescent Association

The workers of the Turkish Red Crescent Blood Centre joined Dev-Sağlık İş, (UNION of Progressive Health Workers) an affiliate of DİSK, to get better working and living conditions. There is […]

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European Trade UNIONs Coming to Turkey for May Day

Representatives of labour organizations from European countries started an international solidarity campaign for May Day being held in Istanbul. Labour organizations made a statement saying “May Day must be recognized […]

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No votes from the workers to the government

Chairman of DISK organized a news statement saying: “No votes from the workers to the government.” Celebi interpreted the results of the local election held in March 29th, laborers and […]

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May Day 2009, İstanbul, Taksim Square

First massive May Day celebrations took place at Taksim Square led by DİSK with the participation of hundreds of thousands in 1976. May Day celebrations in 1977, led by DİSK […]

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Temporary Tax Reductions in Erdoğan's Crisis Package

At a local election rally in Çankırı, central Anatolia, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced a new package to combat effects of the economic crisis. The package includes tax reductions […]

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