Turkey - Union mission to support workers - March 31, 2017

After the failed coup attempt on 15 July 2016, the country has been in a continuing state of emergency with limitations and restrictions on fundamental rights. A joint union meeting with around 50 union leaders came just before the constitutional referendum to be held on 16 April, proposing a change from a parliamentarian to a presidential system. The government continues to postpone strikes in the metal, glass, mining and rubber industries. Through a decree, it has added, ‘breaking economic and financial stability’ as another argument for banning strikes. A strike at one of the private banks was banned for this reason. The participants stressed that specific attention must be devoted to respect for and full enforcement of trade union rights, including freedom of association, the right to strike and collective bargaining.  

English: http://www.itfglobal.org/en/news-events/news/2017/march/pressure-builds ... 

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