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We don’t Recognize the Strike Ban! We are on strike on 2nd of February!

During the ongoing group collective bargaining process with Turkey Metal Industrialists’ Union (MESS) covering 130 thousand workers, at a stage when the strike was declared in the workplaces, the Ministerial Cabinet banned our strike decision. In the collective bargaining negotiations … Continue reading

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We don’t recognize prohibition of Strike and we are going on our struggle

During group collective bargaining negotiations in GE Grid Solutions, ABB Electricity, Schneider Electricity and Schneider Energy workplace, we couldn’t reach to an agreement. As a result of this, on 20th of January, 2200 Birleşik Metal İş members started our “Metal … Continue reading

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Dismissed Renault Workers Are Winning Their Court Cases

Turkish Court Ordered RENAULT (RNO:PAR) To Pay More Than 2 Mıllıon Euros Fıne According to a declaration made by DİSK-Birleşik Metal İş (United Metalworkers’ Union) union in Turkey, local labour court of Bursa city in Turkey, ordered French auto producer … Continue reading

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Secular, Democratic, Indepedent, Social State of Law Cannot be Created by Dictators, It Will be Creation of Workers!

We are going through extraordinary days. Our country once again came to the verge of a coup d’etat. Starting with yesterday evenning, discussion about a military coup came up. Our country many times has encountered military coups and coup attempts … Continue reading

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8th of March Demonstrations; “We challenge irregular, precarious work and women murders”

Birleşik Metal İş organized workplace actions in all the workplaces it is organized. Below you can find links to photos from the factories. The declaration about 8th of March was read by the women workers in the workplaces. In the … Continue reading

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Birlesik Metal Is declared Indefinite Strike in Metal Sector covering around 15 000 workers in 42 companies starting by 29th of January 2015

Negotiations between Birleşik Metal-İş union and Metal Employers’ Association (MESS) during the “group collective bargaining agreement” (*) for 2014-2016 term has stuck because of impositions of metal employers organization. This will result with an historic strike in the metal sector … Continue reading

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ITUC: Repression of DISK Leaders

Honourable Prime Minister Erdoğan We received news that on 21 April, police violently intervened to break up a trade union meeting which was scheduled to plan for its annual May Day activities at Taksim Square. Indeed, police fired tear gas … Continue reading

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Official Translation of “Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining Law”

You can reach official translation of the new “Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining Law” here.

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Metalworkers Anger in Renault and Arçelik towards Yellow Union

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