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 ...PDF version available for download
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.PDF version available for download
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 ...PDF version available for download
On Thursday 28 May 2009, the Turkish police invaded the headquarters in Ankara of KESK, one of the four trade union confederations in Turkey, as well as the KESK local branch offices in Izmir, Istanbul, Van and Manisa. TUC General Secretary Brendan B...PDF version available for download
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has asked the Foreign Secretary to stress to the Turkish Government that, if it wants to demonstrate its democratic credentials to the rest of the EU, it should allow the MayDay trade union demonstrations to pass ...
Unilever currently has five complaints lodged against it under the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises raising serious allegations of union-busting, intimidation and discrimination against workers in Pakistan, India and Turkey.
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