Turkey -Hard fought victory for Georg Fischer workers -July 24, 2014

A new collective agreement at Georg Fischer Hakan Plastik was negotiated under harsh conditions and finally came about after a long fight and an international solidarity campaign in alliance with IndustriALL.

A new collective agreement at Georg Fischer Hakan Plastik was negotiated under harsh conditions and finally came about after a long fight and an international solidarity campaign in alliance with IndustriALL. Trade union Lastik-Is began fighting for such an agreement immediately after it had been certified as the official trade union by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. Hakan Plastik management came to the negotiation table after several attempts to dispute the certification and continued its union busting practices throughout the process (reported in the April 2014 newsletter). Amongst others, the company fired several union activists, attempted to bribe employees not to join the union and tried to exclude mechanics, electricians, quality controllers, forklift operators and experienced workers from the collective agreement. After a long battle and union action against the Swiss based multinational in both Turkey and Switzerland, an agreement was reached.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/international-union-campaign-delivers ...

 

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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