Turkey - Union busting and refusal to negotiate at Thermotechnik - June 30, 2017

Workers responded to the dismissal of union leaders at German radiator and cooling system manufacturer AKG Thermotechnik by staying in the factory. Management called the police, who evicted the workers. A total of 25 workers was dismissed. The workers are maintaining a picket outside the plant. As required by labour law, the union received a majority certificate from the Ministry of Labour. This certifies that the union represents the majority of the 120 workers at the factory, and that the company should begin negotiations. However, the company challenged the certificate in a court case, which is ongoing. Instead of negotiating with the union, on 25 May, the company began dismissing union leaders.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/akg-thermotechnik-fires-union-leaders-in-turkey

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