Turkey - Metal workers strike banned - January 31, 2018

A metal worker strike of some 130,000 workers at 179 workplaces across the sector, including all major multinational companies, scheduled to begin on 2 February 2018, was banned by the government on the grounds of being ‘prejudicial to national security’. The strike was announced as a result of the dispute over the failed sectoral-level negotiations between the three unions representing metal workers and the Metal Industry Employers’ Association, MESS. The strike was banned by government decree, announced in the Official Gazette on 26 January 2018 after being signed by the President, Prime Minister and all cabinet ministers on 24 January. The decree specifies the 179 workplaces where strike action is banned, including sites owned by multinationals such as ThyssenKrupp, Bosch, Ford, Mercedes Benz, Renault and Siemens.

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