It is one year since the failed coup attempt 15 and 16 July 2016. This coup attempt was condemned by Turkish, European and international trade unions.
Jul. 17, 2017
Jun. 21, 2017
Pay rise campaign, trade union rights in Turkey and much more at the UNISON international conference
(21 June 2017) The dismal state of the UK health care system and the lack of funding for social care under the Conservative government were among the main themes of the annual delegates’ conference
Jun. 09, 2017
EPSU protests against the arbitrary arrest of Taner Kiliç, the Chair of Amnesty International Turkey
Police detained the Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kiliç 6 June. He was arrested by police on suspicion of having links with the Fethullah Gülen movement.
May. 29, 2017
Turkey established appeals commission for dismissed workers – But it will not bring justice to ten thousands of public service workers
(Update 8 June 2017) The chair of Amnesty Turkey Mr. Taner has been arrested 6 June 2017. He is arrested for his work for Amnesty and accused of connections with terrorists .
May. 11, 2017
A banner flying at the Congress of the Turkish municipal services union Tűm-Bel-Sen summed it up well: OHAL’e Hayir: No to the State of Emergency.
Apr. 28, 2017
The workers' group of the European Economic and Social Committee held a meeting with Turkish journalist Can Dünbar who is living in exile in Germany. He was critical of the authorities and defended freedom of expression.
Apr. 11, 2017
Close to a hundred public service union leaders came together to discuss the priorities of EPSU until Congress.
Apr. 03, 2017
The ILO workers' group raised the situation in Turkey in the ILO Governing Body. It underlines its concerns about the dismissals of public service workers, attacks on trade unions and freedom of media referring to reports of many European and international organisations that have expressed disquiet about how workers are treated.
Mar. 31, 2017
EPSU’s South East Europe constituency meeting tackles gender equality, recruitment and collective bargaining
EPSU’s south east European Constituency meeting, which met in Sofia 28-29 March 2017, held in-depth discussions on the persistence of the gender pay gap and what could be done to reduce inequality through collective bargaining.
Mar. 13, 2017
State of Emergency - Turkey - image from IHOP, insan hakları ortak platformu, http://www.ihop.org.tr/
Turkish government faces widespread condemnation over violation of human rights, democracy and freedom of press violations
Working with the Turkish unions, European Federations, Human rights organisations and many others the ETUC has developed a “Memorandum on the evolution of the situation regarding human and trade union rights in Turkey, after the instalment of the state of emergency”
Feb. 10, 2017 (February 2017) Workers employed by the Karbel municipal company in Karabağlart in the Izmir province in western Turkey took strike action at the end of January and won an improved pay offer from the employer. Wages will rise by 9% this year and there is an inflation-plus formula for the second year of the agreement. Other allowances will also increase. EPSU sent solidarity greetings underlining the workers' determination to assert their right to take action even during a period when the government has threatened to ban strikes.