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International Development Matters Issue number 162 March 2017 IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events. TUC NEWS TUC Aid: Disability Aid Abroad - 2016 report TUC Aid: Human and trade union rights in Somalia OTHER...
03 March 2017
A Bill on Agency Work before the Turkish Parliament is but one of the latest examples of the Turkish governments attacks on the rights of Turkish workers. The TUC has written to the Turkish Ambassador in the UK outlining why its in breach of ILO Convention No 87 and calling...
22 April 2016
On Saturday a peace rally supported by two of Turkey’s trade union confederations DISK and KESK was attacked by suicide bombers. At least 128 demonstrators were killed and around 200 injured. Frances O’Grady has written both to KESK and DISK expressing the TUC’s horror as well as condolences...
13 October 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond MP demanding more action to help the defenders of Kobane and the refugees displaced by ISIL, and, in the longer term, calling for a more inclusive Iraqi government, based on human and trade union rights. She has...
05 November 2014
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