Tag: Labor rights

At least 1235 workers died in 2013.

According to our compilation based on news items published in media, reports of labor organizations, and testimonies of workers and their families, at least 1235 workers died in 2013. Work murder, not work accident … As The Assembly for Workers’ Health and Work Security, we document deaths at workplace. The criteria for our documentation is …

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Labor unions in Turkey and in Gezi protests – F. Serkan Öngel

I’m not saying “Don’t unionize.” Do it, but do it in your spare time. The Turkish original of this article, “Sendikalı olma demiyorum hobi olarak yine ol!”, signed F.Serkan Öngel, was published on August 4th, 2013 in Birgün newspaper. For our English-speaking audience, we prepared a shortened translation of the article. Permission to Collective Agreement …

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Labor rights in Turkey: Trade Union Act, The Anatomy of a Lie – Kıvanç Eliaçık

  This article is a free translation of the Turkish original (“Sendikalar Yasası: Bir Yalanın Anatomisi”) published in Bianeton July 18th, 2012. The author of the article, Kıvanç Eliaçık, is the director of the international relations office in DİSK, the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey.   If a trade union that collaborates with …

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