Turkey -Tripartite deal to end disputes on contracts -September 22, 2012

The government, employer unions and representatives from trade union confederations reached an agreement regarding a draft bill on ‘Collective Labour Relations’ that has to put an end to problems concerning collective contracts, which have lingered for about nine months. A trade union should have at least 3% of the total number of workers in any sector to have a right to negotiate for a collective agreement with the employers, according to a draft law revealed in January. Although the current ratio is 10%, lowering it to 3% will still cause many trade unions to lose collective bargaining rights as the Ministry of Labour says the actual number of unionised workers is way below the number trade unions pronounce. The agreement foresees on a transition period of six years regarding the 3% sector threshold for trade unions to qualify. There was no representative from the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DİSK) at the meeting.

English: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/wage-woes-of-340000-near-end ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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