Turkey -Dismissed Punto Deri workers struggle for union recognition -November 21, 2013

Twenty-eight workers of shoe leather company Punto Deri, who were dismissed for their activities as union organisers, continue to fight for the instatement of collective bargaining in the firm. Earlier this year, trade union Deri-Is organised the majority of workers of Punto Deri, statutorily allowing them to bargain on their behalf. Amongst other things, the union protested against long working hours, non-payment of overtime, low premiums and obstructions to the taking up of holidays. Rather than bargaining, Punto Deri fired the 28 original union activists three months ago and another 22 will be terminated by the end of the year. Deri-Is is working with global union IndustriALL to address the client companies of Punto Deris.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/dismissed-turkish-workers-at-punto-deri-continue ...  

 

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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