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Replying to a letter from Faruk Celik, Turkish Minister of Labour and Social Security, seeking to excuse recent events, Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) reiterated her deep concerns at the totally disproportionate use of force by the police during the events in Istanbul in...
18 July 2013
Turkish workers in Istanbul have once more been met by brutal state oppression when they have tried to celebrate May Day peacefully and to remember 42 workers who lost their lives in the celebrations of 1977. The TUC has written to the Turkish Ambassador once more deploring the actions of...
02 May 2013
Once again the trade union movement is outraged at attacks on Turkish trade unionists by the Turkish state. On the 25 June raids took place in some 20 Turkish towns and 71 trade unionists dragged off. For further details read the TUC's letter of protest.
11 July 2012
TUC writes to the Turkish Ambassador to the UK to protest against the harassment and detention of women trade unionists and activities in Turkey.
23 February 2012
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has written to the Turkish Ambassador to the UK protesting about the violation of workers' rights at UPS in Turkey, as part of the global campaign in solidarity with TÜMTIS.
27 September 2010
The TUC is supporting the International Transport Federations campaign to have over 150 workers reinstated who were sacked for being union members or at least being seen as trade union sympathisers.
24 September 2010
“Essentially there are three classes of women here in Kurdistan. Women who are highly educated and who are in professional jobs; women who work in agriculture or factories who are paid low and work very hard and whose wages do not always go into their own pocket, but into the...
19 May 2010
1 May is traditionally the day for workers' demonstrations around the world. This year, history was made in Turkey when the four main trade union confederations joined together to march to Taksim Square – scene of brutal repression in the past - for the first time in decades. Demonstrations were...
05 May 2010
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has written to Turkey's Ambassador to the UK in solidarity with Turkish trade union confederation KESK, who are campaigning for jailed health and social service workers union activist Sheher Tumer.
04 April 2010
The TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has asked for an urgent meeting with the Turkish Ambassador over the continuing detention of twenty-two leaders and activists from the country's public sector trade union confederation, KESK. Their trial date has been set for 19-20 November, and there is a special website at...
21 August 2009

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