Turkey -Airline strike in a grim atmosphere -May 15, 2013

The trade union Hava-Is, which represents 14,000 of the airline's 15,800 workers, accused Turkish Airlines of intimidation to undermine a strike in protest over pay and previous sackings. The union said its impact would increase as it gains momentum. There was a heavy police presence at Turkey's busiest airport, where Hava-Is members gathered to hold a protest. Nevertheless, the strike is potentially significant for Turkish Airlines, ranked Europe's fourth-largest by passenger numbers, since sustained action could undermine expansion plans at one of the world's fastest-growing carriers. The union has been negotiating salaries and rest periods for long flights, which do not meet international standards.

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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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