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.
Dec. 20, 2016
KESK, the Turkish public sector confederation of several EPSU affiliates will join with Turkish trade unionists and activists, from around the country, tomorrow 21st December, in walking from Istanbul to Ankara
Nov. 03, 2016
Continued dismissals public employees and attacks on journalists is abuse of power by Turkish President says EPSU
(3 November 2016) Soon after the attempted coup of 15 July, prevented by thousands of people, the Turkish government adopted a state of emergency.
Sep. 08, 2016 (September 2016) EPSU has written to the major of the Aviclar local authority in Istanbul calling on him to reinstate 43 workers who were sacked earlier this year without good reason. The workers have been campaigning for reinstatement for over four months with support from the local community and at national level from their union Belediye-Is. EPSU has also called on the mayor to negotiate with the trade union and the local worker representatives (see letter). Update: The union has reached an agreement with the city council that will result in the reinstatement of dismissed workers (7 October 2016).