Turkey - Workers win demands after 297 days of struggle at Yves Rocher subsidiary - March 31, 2019

After a long struggle (see our February newsletter) workers at Yves Rocher’s Turkish subsidiary Flormar have finally reached a deal with the company. The company agreed to pay out severance payments, notice payments and special compensation equal to 16-months’ salary to 132 dismissed workers, without waiting for the results of the pending union court cases. Another major breakthrough is recognition for rubber union Petrol-Is. If the court rules that the union has sufficient members to be a legal bargaining partner, the company will recognize them as collective bargaining agent. A majority of the workers voted in favour of the deal.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI

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