Turkey -Strike in copper-zink mine -November 04, 2015

Workers at the Canadian-owned Çayeli mine, the largest copper and zink mine in the country went on strike over a pay dispute on 30 October. Trade unions and management have been negotiating a new 3-year collective agreement without success. To reinforce their wage demands, workers have now called a strike. Trade unions said the mine has been profitable and its outlooks for the next three years were good, justifying a substantial wage hike for its workers. During the strike, the mine will operate only on levels required to guarantee environment and safety.

English: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and …  

http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2015/10/31/strike-begins-at-turkeys-largest-copper-mine

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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