Turkey -Union campaign leads to ratification of ILO mining convention -December 09, 2014

Turkey has ratified ILO convention C176 on safety and health in mines. Turkish trade unions campaign for ratification in an international trade union alliance. The convention guarantees miners the right to genuine consultation on and participation in the preparation and implementation of safety and health measures.

After a long and ardent union campaign, Turkey has ratified ILO convention C176 on safety and health in mines. Turkish trade unions campaign for ratification in an international trade union alliance. Amongst other things, the convention guarantees miners the right to genuine consultation on and participation in the preparation and implementation of safety and health measures concerning the hazards and risks they face in the mining industry. The ratification follows a bill adopted in Parliament in September, which included new rights on working hours, severance payments, retirement age, and wages. Over 3,000 people have been killed and over 100,000 have been injured since 1941 to the present day in mining accidents in Turkey. There are 740 coalmines and 48,706 miners in in the country.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/global-campaign-victory-turkey-ratifies-ilo ...  


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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