Turkey -Collective agreement for journalists at BirGün newspaper -July 14, 2014

The Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and BirGün newspaper have reached their second collective agreement. The agreement includes a 12% wage increase, a child allowance of 500 TRY (€ 175), marriage or partnership allowance of 500 TRY bonus and protection against harassment at workplace.

The Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and BirGün newspaper have reached their second collective agreement. The agreement includes a 12% wage increase, a child allowance of 500 TRY (€ 175), marriage or partnership allowance of 500 TRY bonus and protection against harassment at workplace. The agreement also includes a holiday for female journalists on the International Women's Day, 18 weeks paid maternity leave, 1-day paid leave per month on request for female workers during their menstruation, holiday for all journalists willing to participate to the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May. A workers’ committee will be set up to ensure the editorial independence of the paper.

English: http://www.ifj.org/nc/news ...  

 

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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