Turkey - Strike at union busting firm - August 31, 2016

Trade union DİSK/Tekstil takes action against Hyosung, a South Korean textile company. The company has defied the law to deny recognition to DİSK/Tekstil for five years. Now the union is taking strike action at the company’s plant in Çerkezköy. Opened in 2008, the textile factory employs 339 workers. In 2011, the union won statutory recognition under Turkish labour law by recruiting a majority of workers, and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security confirmed that DİSK/Tekstil had achieved the required legal majority to be the legitimate social dialogue partner. Conditions at the factory are bad, and the union alleges that environmental and health and safety laws are violated.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/turkish-workers-strike … 

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